Covid-19 Live Updates: Vaccines Protect Against Some Variants, Studies Show

Here’s what you need to know: Getting a dose of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Aberdeen, Md., on Wednesday. Credit…Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Several new studies released on Wednesday offered encouraging news about the ability of widely used vaccines to protect against severe Covid-19 cases, including illness caused by some dangerous variants. Two published studies found that…

Covid-19 Live Updates: India Becomes 2nd Country to Report 20 Million Total Cases

Here’s what you need to know: As India staggers from its Covid cases, the Indian Premier League suspended its competition. Pictured is a match in 2019.Credit…Robert Cianflone/Getty Images India on Tuesday passed the milestone of 20 million total reported coronavirus cases, with many more undetected, according to experts, amid growing calls for a national lockdown.…