New variant of COVID-19 reported in more U.S. states … COVID may cause chronic nervous system inflammation (POTS) … Novavax’s coronavirus vaccine heads to final-stage trial … Interpretation of DNR orders varies among nurses, researchers say … Significant disparities found for telemedicine use by older patients, people of color … COVID immunity evident for up to 4 months, study shows …  Report finds excess deaths among people with Alzheimer’s or diabetes — without COVID exposure — during pandemic