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Hunting A Rapid COVID Test For The Holidays? Good Luck With That

Almost two years into the pandemic, at-home rapid tests can still be difficult to find in the U.S. If you do find them, they're often expensive. Other countries are faring better, like the U.K. and South Korea, which provide free tests each day to anyone who wants them.
 

Vox

When should I get a Covid-19 test? Here’s a simple guide.

There are ways to soften the blow of the pandemic this winter. The best thing to do is to get vaccinated against Covid-19 if you haven’t already. The next best is to get a booster shot if your last vaccine dose was more than six months ago. After that, there is another crucial measure that some Americans have neglected: continued testing. 

The New York Times

Will the Coronavirus Evolve to Be Milder?

Viruses don’t care who they infect, how long the infection lasts or what the disease they induce is like. A virus doesn’t care about anything because all a virus needs to do is find a new host in which it can propagate. That is it.
Andy Pekosz wrote the piece. [Opinion]

The New York Times

What Data Shows About Vaccine Supply and Demand in the Most Vulnerable Places

William Moss and Amesh Adalja are quoted. 
The detection of the Omicron variant has brought renewed attention, and a new urgency, to the worldwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign, which experts say remains among the most powerful tools at our disposal when it comes to preventing dangerous new variants.