First Case of British Coronavirus Variant Has Been Confirmed in the U.S. – The New York Times

First Case of British Coronavirus Variant Has Been Confirmed in the U.S. – The New York Times:

Discovery of the variant led to a harsher lockdown across London and the surrounding areas around Christmas, and cases of the variant have been identified in France, Spain and other European nations. Health officials in Ontario, Canada, said on Saturday they had identified two cases of the variant in a couple with no known travel history or exposure.

Early Vaccine Doubters Now Show a Willingness to Roll Up Their Sleeves – The New York Times

Early Vaccine Doubters Now Show a Willingness to Roll Up Their Sleeves – The New York Times:

The lure of the vaccines’ modest quantities also can’t be underestimated as a driver of desire, somewhat like the must-have frenzy generated by a limited-edition Christmas gift, according to public opinion experts.

 

… the grim reality of the pandemic — with more than 200,000 new cases and some 3,000 deaths daily — and the wanness of this holiday season are perhaps among the biggest factors.