What we know so far about the new coronavirus strain

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There is, nevertheless, no proof but to recommend it’s extra deadly or causes extra extreme sickness, or that vaccines shall be any much less efficient towards the new variant

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Updated: Dec 22, 2020, 04:57 IST


An indication reads “Covid-19 Cases Very High in London. Stay at Home” close to a freeway in London, UK.(Bloomberg)

Over the weekend, officers in London introduced a new variant of the Sars-Cov-2 gave the impression to be taking maintain in some elements of the nation. They stated it might be as much as 70% extra transmissible than the previous variant.

There is, nevertheless, no proof but to recommend it’s extra deadly or causes extra extreme sickness, or that vaccines shall be any much less efficient towards the new variant. The announcement pressured nations round the world to quickly announce restrictions on flights from the UK. Till Monday, the variety of nations that unveiled such restrictions had grown to no less than 33. Scientific data about the new variant suggests there may be purpose for concern, however none for panic.

 

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