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Trawling through sewage for signs of SARS-CoV-2 could give researchers a sign of when the pandemic is on a downswing, the Los Angeles Times reports.

It notes that scientists have scrambled to get a sense of the scale of the virus's spread, but as Mariana Matus, a co-founder of Biobot Analytics, tells it, everything eventually winds up in wastewater. "With wastewater, you can very quickly get a snapshot of an entire population," she adds. 

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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