Finland discovers unique variant of coronavirus that may not show up on PCR tests

Finland discovers unique variant of coronavirus that may not show up on PCR tests

Virus variants have been scientists’ main struggle while vaccine efforts started to pick up steam around the world against the global COVID-19 pandemic, and now a new strain in Finland may have mutated in a way that enables it to escape detection in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, according to experts. Helsinki-based Vita Laboratories said the variant Fin-796H was different from strains previously found in South Africa and the U.K. and that the new mutated coronavirus may not show up in PCR tests, Finland’s national public broadcaster YLE reported. “The…

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LEADERS OF G7 COUNTRIES SEND MESSAGE OF SUPPORT FOR THE TOKYO OLYMPIC & PARA OLYMPIC GAMES 2020

LEADERS OF G7 COUNTRIES SEND MESSAGE OF SUPPORT FOR THE TOKYO OLYMPIC & PARA OLYMPIC GAMES 2020

IOC President Thomas Bach has thanked the G7 for their strong support for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in the communique following the meeting of G7 leaders today. The communique issued at the end of the virtual meeting of G7 Leaders supports the “commitment of Japan to hold the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in a safe and secure manner this summer as a symbol of global unity in overcoming COVID-19”. Welcoming the statement, President Bach said: “We welcome the message of support from the G7 Leaders for the…

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International Olympic committee approves Russia’s new Olympic team name as ROC and it’s flag for the next 2 Olympic Games

International Olympic committee approves Russia’s new Olympic team name as ROC and it’s flag for the next 2 Olympic Games

With Russia’s name banned from the next two Olympics, the country’s team and athletes will be officially branded as “ROC,” the International Olympic Committee said Friday. The team name — an acronym for Russian Olympic Committee — has been agreed on by the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency, which has accused the country of running a state-backed doping program. Russia’s team name, flag and national anthem were banned from this year’s scheduled Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The…

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