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Coronavirus variants called 'escape mutants' threaten our progress in the pandemic

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I don't know about you, but I'm itching to get out of my house. I'm tired of these walls (so much so that I'm considering repainting multiple rooms - send your suggestions of a neutral paint color for an entryway/staircase). I find myself watching many travel YouTubers' videos from 2018 and 2019.

So, the idea that US travelers could be welcome abroad is really enticing. I'm not fully vaccinated yet, but I quickly clicked on my colleague Aria Bendix's piece detailing which countries are allowing US travelers and what kind of paperwork you'd need to have.

Are you ready to travel outside of the US? Where would you go? Let me know.

As COVID-19 continues to evolve into newer, "fitter" variants, it may outpace our ability to stop it with vaccines. Samantha Lee/Insider © Provided by Business Insider As COVID-19 continues to evolve into newer, "fitter" variants, it may outpace our ability to stop it with vaccines. Samantha Lee/Insider How coronavirus variants called 'escape mutants' threaten to undo all our progress

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Bernie Sanders wearing a suit and tie: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during an appearance on NBC News' "Meet the Press." Meet the Press/NBC © Meet the Press/NBC Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during an appearance on NBC News' "Meet the Press." Meet the Press/NBC

Bernie Sanders says US drug companies should relinquish intellectual property rights to COVID-19 vaccines

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Women struggling to get pregnant face huge bills for infertility treatments. Alife Health is using AI to make IVF more affordable.

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