Scientists have identified the Alpha, Gamma, and Delta variants in white-tailed deer well after they caused widespread COVID-19 in people.
In a related development, New York City today declared the end of its mpox outbreak, which follows 2 months of low transmission.
Retail-pharmacy (non-VA) dispensing of the unproven COVID-19 treatment "potentially harmed patients while resulting in wasteful insurer spending."
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