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New York Medical College in Valhalla 1 of 5 NY labs selected to study COVID-19 variants

The labs will look at positive COVID-19 samples from across the state and perform tests to find new variants.

News 12 Staff

Jul 27, 2021, 10:01 PM

Updated 1,060 days ago

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New York Medical College in Valhalla is one of five laboratories selected to expand New York's research to identify COVID-19 variants.
The labs will look at positive COVID-19 samples from across the state and perform tests to find new variants.
They will also analyze samples to help scientists to better understand COVID-19 and provide data on the effectiveness of vaccines and treatments.
The state's Wadsworth Center lab in Albany, which has been mainly responsible for looking at COVID-19 samples for variants, will spend $20 million to expand research to these other sites.
The research will also include looking at whether COVID-19 variants affect certain groups of people based on underlying health conditions, age and sex.


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