“Scientists will meet on Thursday to advise South Africa’s government on its next steps after a study suggested the dominant local coronavirus variant may reduce antibody protection from Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine by two-thirds.” Pfizer study deals new blow to South Africa’s vaccine hopes.

+ A Nature survey shows many scientists expect the virus that causes COVID-19 to become endemic, but it could pose less danger over time. The coronavirus is here to stay — here’s what that means.

+ “The Senate’s measures, which could be voted on as soon as next week, underscore the deepening division between Mr. Cuomo and state lawmakers since the governor admitted to intentionally withholding critical data on virus-related deaths from the Legislature.” Cuomo Faces Revolt After Handling of Nursing Home Deaths. (It turns out giving good ‘rona press conference is not enough.)