PRO/AH/EDR> COVID-19 update (126): India, vaccines in pregnancy, P.1 variants USA, Canada, WHO, global

COVID-19 — India
All 3 global VoCs (B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1) have now been detected in MA. However, unlike B.1.1.7 and B.1.351, P.1 has shown a rapid rise in frequency in the few weeks following its first detection on [16 Mar 2021] (Figure 1). Phylogenetic analysis of these 54 P.1 genomes from MA, alongside four additional P.1 genomes from neighbouring states (2 from Connecticut (CT) and one each from Maine (ME) and Rhode Island (RI)) and 895 other global P.1 sequences from GISAID (6), suggests at least 6