14 February 2021

• A pre-print publication describes the emergence of seven new coronavirus variants found in the US in Q4 of 2020; all have a common mutation in the spike protein that could make them more contagious. Sources 1,2
• AstraZeneca launches a 300-person trial of its coronavirus vaccine in children ages 6 to 17 years. Source
• US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan expressed “…deep concerns…” about Chinese government interference in the WHO investigation of coronavirus origins, saying that “ China must make available its data from the earliest days of the outbreak.” Source

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