Latest from Joel Achenbach
Agency data predicts U.K. variant will spread rapidly, intensifying urgency of vaccinations
  • Jan 15, 2021
As the virus mutates, surveillance remains spotty.
  • Jan 11, 2021
Research sees prolonged, multipronged immune system response in 90 percent of people
  • Jan 7, 2021
On Aug. 24, 1814, the British started a fire at the U.S. Capitol and other buildings — and ultimately kindled a capital’s future.
  • Jan 6, 2021
Of nearly 2 million vaccinated, only 21 people had severe allergic reactions. They were treated and recovered.
  • Jan 6, 2021
Early data shows the mutation-laden variant is still rare but becoming more common.
  • Jan 6, 2021
The cases suggest the new variant is already circulating in the United States.
  • Dec 30, 2020
The case involves a man in his 20s who has no travel history and is recuperating in isolation.
  • Dec 29, 2020
Even if the virus were to mutate further, the vaccines could be rapidly reprogrammed to remain effective.
  • Dec 24, 2020
He has worked on covid-19 every day since January, but remains vexed by the virus.
  • Dec 23, 2020