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01/17/2022

‘Deltacron’: Should we worry about new COVID-19 variants merging?

Experts say two variants can cross over to form a recombinant version of both variants but this has not happened yet.

Source: Al Jazeera English

01/05/2022

New COVID-19 variant discovered in France

PARIS — A new COVID-19 variant has been discovered in France that researchers have named IHU. Health officials said they found 12 people infected with this mutation living across southern France. The cases are being linked to travel to Cameroon. The World Hea…

Source: WGN TV Chicago

12/22/2021

Estimating the strength of selection for new COVID-19 variants

As the discovery of the new omicron variant illustrates, new COVID-19 variants will continue to regularly emerge. In an effort to make sense of these new variants, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed methods to quantify how much more o…

Source: Phys.Org

12/10/2021

Nasal Vaccine May Be the Secret Weapon Against New COVID-19 Variants

The emergence of COVID-19 variants such as delta and omicron have sent scientists scrambling to determine whether existing vaccinations and boosters are still effective against new strains of SARS-Cov-2. A new response to the rapidly mutating virus might be f…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/07/2021

Omicron in Florida: Tampa hospital reports first patient with new COVID-19 variant

A Tampa Bay hospital announced its first confirmed case of the new COVID-19 omicron variant on Tuesday.

Source: WFLA

12/04/2021

Omicron: Orange County health officials prepared for new COVID-19 variant - KABC

The omicron variant of COVID-19 is likely to show up in Orange County soon, health officials say.

Source: KABC-TV

11/29/2021

Omicron map: Tracking the new Covid-19 variant around the world

NBC News is tracking the Covid-19 omicron variant as cases appear around the world.

Source: NBC News

11/28/2021

US imposes travel restrictions over new Covid-19 variant: Live updates

The US, European Union and other major destinations have moved to block flights from African countries following the discovery of an aggressive mutation of the Covid-19 virus. Follow for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

11/28/2021

A Tiny Cryptocurrency Called Omicron Is Suddenly Rocketing—Even As The New Covid-19 Variant Tanks The Bitcoin Price And Crypto Markets

The price of one tiny cryptocurrency, coincidently named omicron, is suddenly soaring, adding around 500% in the couple of days since the World Health Organization named the new Covid-19 variant...

Source: Forbes

11/27/2021

El Salvador Buys 100 More Bitcoins Amid Crypto Sell-Offs and New Covid-19 Variant Scare – Markets and Prices Bitcoin News

As reports of a new Covid-19 strain spread, tanking the price of many cryptocurrencies, El Salvador bought the dip.

Source: Bitcoin.com

11/27/2021

Dow plunges 2.5% as new COVID-19 variant stokes financial fears

Concerns about the new variant are spurring a stock sell-off, as some European countries impose flight restrictions.

Source: CBS News

11/26/2021

Novavax developing vaccine that targets new COVID-19 variant

Source: Google News

11/26/2021

Wall Street's fear gauge spikes amid fears over new COVID-19 variant

Wall Street's fear gauge spiked on Friday as a new, highly-mutated COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa prompted some countries to reimpose travel bans, reigniting fears that a resurgent virus could derail the global economy's recovery.

Source: Fox Business

11/26/2021

Pfizer/BioNTech expect data on shot's protection against new COVID-19 variant soon

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Source: Reuters

11/26/2021

Fauci says U.S. must study data before deciding on travel ban over new COVID-19 variant

Top U.S. infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said on Friday that a ban on flights from southern Africa was a possibility and the United States was rushing to gather data on the new COVID-19 variant.

Source: Reuters

11/26/2021

Expedia, Airbnb, and other travel stocks drop amid discovery of new COVID-19 variant, market selloff

Travel platform Expedia (EXPE) and home sharing site Airbnb (ABNB) are some of the stocks swept into the travel sell-off on Friday over concerns of a variant...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

11/26/2021

Stocks crater as new COVID-19 variant triggers market sell-off

Stocks selling off in the market open on Friday amid fresh concerns over new COVID-19 variant.

Source: Fox Business

11/26/2021

Dow tumbles 1,000 points as fears over new Covid-19 variant grip global markets

Wall Street is in a frenzy on Black Friday as stocks around the world tumbled in the face of a new Covid-19 variant.

Source: CNN

11/26/2021

New Covid-19 variant sparks global travel restrictions: Live updates

The European Union and other major destinations have moved to block flights from African countries following the discovery of an aggressive mutation of the Covid-19 virus. Follow for the latest news updates.

Source: CNN

11/26/2021

A new Covid-19 variant with high number of mutations sparks travel bans and worries scientists

The discovery of a new coronavirus variant by South African health authorities has sparked a swift and forceful reaction a cross the world with a number of countries banning travelers from several southern African countries.

Source: CNN

11/26/2021

Southern Africa’s New Covid-19 Variant Prompts Wave of Travel Restrictions

EU, others ban arrivals from southern Africa region, while WHO prepares to discuss new risks

Source: The Wall Street Journal

11/26/2021

Stock Futures, Oil Drop on Concerns Over New Covid-19 Variant

Treasury yields slide as investors shed riskier assets and pile into havens

Source: The Wall Street Journal

11/26/2021

Stocks slip, havens rally as new COVID-19 variant spooks investors

Asian stocks suffered their sharpest drop in two months on Friday after the detection of a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant sent investors scurrying toward the safety of bonds, the yen and the dollar.

Source: Reuters

11/26/2021

A new Covid-19 variant could show immune evasion and enhanced transmissibility, South African scientists warn

South Africa's health minister announced Thursday the discovery of a new coronavirus variant that appears to be spreading rapidly in parts of the country.

Source: CNN

11/16/2021

New COVID-19 variant found has dangerous spike protein mutations

The new COVID variant has spike protein mutations that coronavirus research scientists haven’t seen before. Should you worry?

Source: Deseret News

11/11/2021

New COVID-19 variant known as Delta Plus found in North Carolina

North Carolina is one of eight states reporting the AY42 variant, also known as Delta Plus. According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human services, there's not much data yet on the new variant. They say Delta Plus is a mutant of the Delta var…

Source: Abc45.com

09/22/2021

New COVID-19 variant — R.1 — has some scientists on edge

The variant appears to be more closely related to the original coronavirus strain and originated from Japan.

Source: Justthenews.com

09/06/2021

Fauci names new COVID-19 variant health officials are ‘keeping an eye on’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top disease expert in the U.S., said in an interview Sunday that health officials are keeping an eye on the COVID-19 Mu variant to see if it emerges to become more dominant.

Source: Fox News

09/03/2021

New COVID-19 variant mu has a toehold in Illinois. Should you be worried?

Just when we were getting a handle on delta, here comes mu.

Source: Chicago Tribune

09/03/2021

Fauci says he's 'keeping a very close eye on' new COVID-19 variant | TheHill

The World Health Organization this week designated the strain known as “mu” or “B.1.621” a variant of interest.

Source: The Hill

09/02/2021

The WHO is tracking a new COVID-19 variant called Mu that might be able to evade immunity from vaccines and previous infections

The WHO says the Mu variant is now in 39 countries, and has a "constellation of mutations" that might allow it to evade vaccine immunity.

Source: INSIDER

09/01/2021

WHO investigating new COVID-19 variant named mu

The World Health Organization said it is monitoring another new COVID-19 variant with mutations that the agency fears could make it resistant to vaccines.

Source: Www.https

09/01/2021

WHO warns of a new COVID-19 variant with potential to evade vaccine-driven immunity

The World Health Organization ((WHO)) says it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant named “mu,” which, according to the agency, has the potential to escape the immunity gained...

Source: Seeking Alpha

09/01/2021

WHO investigating new COVID-19 variant named Mu

The World Health Organization said it is monitoring another new COVID-19 variant with mutations that they fear could make it resistant to vaccines.

Source: New York Post

08/31/2021

What you need to know about the new COVID-19 variant C.1.2 detected in South Africa | TheHill

Although not a variant of interest or concern yet, experts are closely watching it because of its similarities to delta.

Source: The Hill

08/23/2021

Lambda, B.1.621 variants: How many cases of new COVID-19 variants have been found in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – While Utah is seeing dozens of cases of the Delta variant each week, there are two variants some doctors are worried about. One is the Lambda variant while the other – B.1.621 – does not yet have a name. Delta remains the most prevalen…

Source: ABC 4

07/29/2021

'Frozen' Actress Kristen Bell Is Upset Over Name of New COVID-19 Variant – Inside the Magic

Source: Inside the Magic

07/23/2021

Breaking: New COVID-19 Variant Under Investigation In Britain

A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 is under investigation in the United Kingdom, according to Public Health England (PHE). The

Source: IFLScience

06/22/2021

Springfield-Greene County warns new COVID-19 variant dangerous for unvaccinated

The highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant is taking a toll on the Ozarks community, especially among younger adults who are not fully vaccinated.

Source: KY3

06/16/2021

New COVID-19 variant 'Lambda' identified in 29 countries: WHO

First identified in Peru, the Lambda lineage was classified as a global Variant of Interest on Monday due to an "elevated prevalence" in South America, the WHO said in its weekly update.

Source: Zoom

05/23/2021

Study: Vaccines “Highly Effective” Against New COVID-19 Variants

The double doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines were both found to offer a high level of protection against the variant first detected in India.

Source: Slate Magazine

05/20/2021

New COVID-19 variant reported in South Carolina

Four cases of a COVID-19 variant first discovered in India have been confirmed in South Carolina as health officials fear a possible spike after Memorial Day.

Source: WCNC.com

04/22/2021

2 new COVID-19 variants detected in Rock County - Channel3000.com - Channel3000.com - WISC

Two new COVID-19 variants have been found in Rock County.

Source: Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

04/19/2021

Texas A&M Lab Identifies New COVID-19 Variant; Genome Suggests Potential Resistance To Antibodies

Scientists at the Texas A&M University Global Health Research Complex (GHRC) have identified a variant of the COVID-19 virus — “BV-1” — that could present a new challenge to public health.

Source: KSAT San Antonio

04/19/2021

Texas A&M researchers discover a new COVID-19 variant in College Station

Only one person has tested positive for the BV-1 COVID-19 variant, according to...

Source: Houston Chronicle

04/19/2021

New COVID-19 variant, BV-1, identified at Texas A&M lab suggests potential resistance to antibodies - KTRK

Scientists at the Texas A&M University Global Health Complex identified a new variant of the COVID-19 virus that could present a new challenge to public health, according to a statement.

Source: KTRK-TV

04/19/2021

Texas A&M researchers identify new COVID-19 variant called BV-1

They’ve only seen one patient with the variant: a student who lives off campus but is involved in on-campus activities.

Source: KHOU.com

04/07/2021

Michigan’s second case of new COVID-19 variant discovered in Genesee County

A Genesee County resident has tested positive for the Brazilian variant of COVID-19, the first such case in the area and just the second in the state of Michigan.

Source: mlive.com

04/05/2021

Experts debunk claims that vaccines cause new COVID-19 variants

False rumours have circulated on Facebook in France that vaccinated people are more likely to infect others with new strains. Immunologists and the WHO have reiterated that there is "no evidence" of this.

Source: Euronews

04/05/2021

New COVID-19 variant cases overwhelms Canadian hospitals| Coronavirus | New Mutant Strain |WION News

Source: Google News

04/04/2021

New COVID-19 variant in Mass. spikes after Cape Cod outbreaks

Of the 58 known positive cases of the P.1 variant in Mass., 50 have been identified in Barnstable County, according to the CDC.

Source: Boston.com

04/04/2021

New COVID-19 Variant Discovered in the Bay Area

Source: Google News

04/03/2021

Mass. becomes state with most cases of new COVID-19 variant after Cape Cod outbreaks

The new P.1 variant of COVID-19 first found in travelers from Brazil has been detected in Massachusetts more than anywhere else in the country, according to researchers.

Source: The Boston Globe

03/31/2021

New COVID-19 variant developing in Arizona, study finds

Researchers have identified a new COVID-19 variant developing in Arizona, and the effects of the E484K or the Eek variant are still being studied.

Source: KTAR.com

03/28/2021

New COVID-19 variant count in BC more than doubles to nearly 400

New testing technology identified a large, previously unknown cluster of the highly contagious P1 variant strain in the Vancouver area.

Source: Vancouver Sun

03/16/2021

France finds new COVID-19 variant that escapes detection in PCR tests

France has discovered a new COVID-19 variant that appears to be able to escape detection by standard tests for the virus. The French Health Ministry said Monday evening that a cluster of cases of t…

Source: New York Post

03/16/2021

New COVID-19 variant discovered in France

The French health ministry said in a statement Monday that health officials in the country identified a new coronavirus variant that is not believed to be more deadly than earlier mutations.

Source: Fox News

03/09/2021

New COVID-19 Variants Are Surging, According to CDC

The pace at which COVID-19 is spreading across America has decreased.

Source: 247tempo.com

02/25/2021

New COVID-19 variant in New York City ‘definitely one to watch’

Researchers studying COVID-19 and its variants across the U.S. have expressed concern over a mutation found in New York City that could diminish the effectiveness of vaccines on the virus.

Source: Fox News

02/19/2021

Japan finds new COVID-19 variant in 91 patients

"It may be more contagious than conventional strains, and if it continues to spread domestically, it could lead to a rapid rise in cases."

Source: The Jerusalem Post

02/16/2021

A new COVID-19 variant has been detected and is already in the US

Another new COVID-19 variant has been detected in the US, UK and other countries, according to scientists. The B1525 variant is similar to B117 — the highly contagious strain found in Britain…

Source: New York Post

02/10/2021

Doctors say new COVID-19 variant now detected in Waukesha County is deadlier, more contagious

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) - A second case of the more contagious COVID-19 variant known as B.1.1.7, originally discovered in the U.K., has been identified in Waukesha County.  Researchers say th

Source: WDJT

02/07/2021

What you need to know about the new COVID-19 variants

Experts say new variants are not necessarily deadlier forms of the coronavirus disease but are more infectious.

Source: Al Jazeera English

02/05/2021

Airline woes intensify with new COVID-19 variants

The world is more locked down today that at any point in the past 12 months.

Source: Axios

02/04/2021

Double Face Masks? N95? Protect Yourself Against New Covid-19 Variants With These Mask Upgrades

The guidance around masks is changing. Here’s the latest that you need to know.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

02/03/2021

What the New COVID-19 Variants Mean for Dining Out at Restaurants

New, more contagious variants of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1) make dining out at restaurants riskier for workers and diners alike

Source: Eater

02/03/2021

Dr. Fauci: Next 6 weeks are critical in battle against new COVID-19 variants l GMA

The chief medical adviser to the president discusses what the country needs to do, from the national scale to individual behavior, to curtail the spread of e...

Source: YouTube

02/01/2021

IDPH: New COVID-19 variant detected in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health has confirmed three cases of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7. in Iowa Monday.

Source: KCCI Des Moines

02/01/2021

Gottlieb: Vaccines are 'backstop' against new COVID-19 variants

Breaking News, Latest News and Current News from OANN.com. Breaking news and video. Latest Current News: U.S., World, Entertainment, Health, Business, Technology, Politics, Sports.

Source: One America News Network

01/30/2021

Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variants spread in US; Redditors shake Wall Street with Gamestop stock | TheHill

The Biden administration’s effort to ramp up coronavirus vaccinations...

Source: The Hill

01/28/2021

Three Alabama residents test positive for new COVID-19 variant first detected in the UK

Three Alabamians have tested positive for a new strand of the novel Coronavirus (#COVID19) that was first detected in the United Kingdom late last year.

Source: WVTM13

01/27/2021

Alabama’s first cases of new COVID-19 variant found in Montgomery, Jefferson counties

ADPH reports that a new and more highly transmissible COVID-19 variant has been identified in three Alabama residents.

Source: WSFA

01/27/2021

CDC doesn't know if new Covid-19 variants are causing rare complication in children

Public health officials are trying to learn if new Covid-19 variants are causing more cases of a rare complication in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which can cause heart damage. Many MIS-C cases follow Covid-19 infections with no symptoms.

Source: CNN

01/26/2021

Everyday activities are more dangerous now that new Covid-19 variants are circulating, expert says

Health officials are "extremely" worried about the new Covid-19 variants that have been detected in the US and what they could mean over the coming months, one expert said Monday night.

Source: CNN

01/26/2021

New COVID-19 Variant Identified in Hawai'i

This strain of COVID-19 was first detected in Denmark in March 2020. It has now been found in a dozen US states.

Source: Big Island Now

01/24/2021

Public health expert speaks on multiple new COVID-19 variants

Source: Google News

01/24/2021

University of Michigan shuts down all athletic activities due to new COVID-19 variant

This includes games, team and individual training sessions, until further notice and up to 14 days.

Source: Fox17

01/23/2021

UK chief scientist Patrick Vallance says new COVID-19 variant may be more deadly, more research needed - WPVI

There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government's chief scientific adviser said Friday -- though he stressed that the data is uncertain.

Source: WPVI-TV

01/23/2021

Concerns over new COVID-19 variant, vaccine distribution in King County

A year into the pandemic Doctor Jeff Duchin says we can "expect the coronavirus equivalent of a Mount St. Helens like eruption sometime in the next few months. " That frightening expectation is because of the variant of COVID-19 that's spreads even faster tha…

Source: KOMO News

01/22/2021

Race to vaccinate amid new COVID-19 variant in California

Researchers are tracking another new variant in California that accounts for a third of all cases at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. They are also ...

Source: YouTube

01/20/2021

New COVID-19 variant defeats plasma treatment, may reduce vaccine efficacy

The new COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa can evade the antibodies that attack it in treatments using blood plasma from previously recovered patients, and may reduce the efficacy of the current line of vaccines, scientists said on Wednesday.

Source: Reuters

01/20/2021

New COVID-19 variant defeats plasma treatment, may reduce vaccine efficacy

The new COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa can evade the antibodies that attack it in treatments using blood plasma from previously recovered...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

01/19/2021

CDC predicts new COVID-19 variant to be dominant strain in U.S. by March

Health leaders said the new variant spreading across the country should be a wake-up call to people in our state. Health officials discovered the new variant is officially in the Pacific Northwest with an employee at the University of Portland testing positi…

Source: KOMO News

01/18/2021

Another New Covid-19 Variant Discovered In L.A. May Be Vaccine Resistant; Strain First Identified In Denmark

Two days after the Los Angeles Public Health Department announced that the much-talked-about UK variant of Covid-19, known as B.1.1.7, had been identified in the region, the California Department of Public Health revealed that another lesser-known strain had …

Source: Deadline

01/18/2021

New COVID-19 variant increasing in Bay Area, linked to Kaiser San Jose outbreak

The L452R variant of COVID-19 -- being identified by viral genomic sequencing in the Bay Area -- has been linked to the Kaiser San Jose outbreak as well as other large outbreaks in Santa Clara County.

Source: Palo Alto Online

01/18/2021

New COVID-19 variant seen ‘more frequently’ across California, health officials say

A COVID-19 variant first found in other countries is now being seen more frequently in California.

Source: KCRA Sacramento

01/18/2021

Health systems prepare for new COVID-19 variant as 1st MI case found

Doctors say they believe a new, more contagious strain of COVID-19 may already be in West Michigan.

Source: WOODTV.com

01/16/2021

Illinois researchers identify new COVID-19 variant

Illinois researchers say this variant may be more contagious and may have originated in Houston back in May of 2020.

Source: KHOU.com

01/14/2021

Researchers at Ohio State identify 2 new COVID-19 variants

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Todd Ellerin discusses the COVID-19 virus being "in full resurgence" in big cities.WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: htt...

Source: YouTube

01/14/2021

Why Are So Many New COVID-19 Variants Being Found At The Moment?

Another day, another variant. You’ve no doubt recently heard something about multiple new emerging variants of COVID-19 being identified around the world a

Source: IFLScience

01/11/2021

New COVID-19 variant case reported in Nueces County, officials say

The new COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7, which originated in the United Kingdom, has been identified in Nueces County according to Dr. Srikanth Ramachandruni, the local health authority.

Source: KSAT San Antonio

01/10/2021

Nueces County reports first case of new COVID-19 variant first found in the United Kingdom

According to health officials the patient recently traveled to the United Kingdom.

Source: KIIITV.com

01/07/2021

Pennsylvania reports first confirmed case of new COVID-19 variant in Dauphin County - WPVI

Health officials on Thursday announced the first confirmed case of the more contagious COVID-19 variant in Pennsylvania.

Source: WPVI-TV

01/07/2021

First new COVID-19 variant confirmed in Pennsylvania - WTAJ

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant, SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7, in Pennsylvania. The confirmed case is in Dauphin County. This variant is the same one that was first discovered in …

Source: WTAJ - www.wearecentralpa.com

01/07/2021

What we know about the contagious new COVID-19 variant spreading in Britain | 7.30

Britain has entered another harsh lockdown as the nation tries to contain a more contagious COVID-19 variant. Australia's national cabinet will meet on Frida...

Source: YouTube

01/04/2021

Maine Dr. Shah: Double down on bedrock principles in preparation for new COVID-19 variant - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH

Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said Monday it’s likely a matter of time before the new strain of COVID-19 reaches Maine.

Source: NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

01/03/2021

UK Study Shows New COVID-19 Variant Spreads Faster, Affects Younger People

The study, however, does not contradict previous research which stated that the new strain did not have a more elevated death rate.

Source: Interesting Engineering

01/02/2021

32 More Countries Have Found the New Covid-19 Variant First Seen in Britain

The U.S. vaccination campaign is plagued by delays, mistakes and, in one Wisconsin hospital, deliberate sabotage. France and New York City report illegal New Year’s parties, including a rave that drew 2,500 people.

Source: New York Times

01/02/2021

New COVID-19 variant found in 3rd U.S. state

NEW YORK (CBS News) -- COVID-19 has killed more than 347,000 Americans.

Source: KMOV.com

12/31/2020

Infectious disease doctor discusses new COVID-19 variant and vaccine rollout

Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the COVID-19 vacci...

Source: YouTube

12/30/2020

New COVID-19 variant found in Southern California, Gov. Newsom says | ABC7

The new, more contagious variant of COVID-19 that was first observed in the United Kingdom has now made its way to Southern California, Gov. Gavin Newsom sai...

Source: YouTube

12/30/2020

Second Case Of New COVID-19 Variant Suspected In Colorado

Two employees at an assisted living facility in rural Colorado have now tested positive.

Source: HuffPost

12/24/2020

New COVID-19 variant discovered in UK

The United Kingdom has discovered another coronavirus variant, as Oxford/Astrazeneca submits its COVID-19 vaccine for approval.

Source: YouTube

12/23/2020

Moderna says its vaccine gives immunity against new COVID-19 variant

Issuing a statement, Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) says it expects that the immunity offered by its COVID-19 vaccine would be protective against the new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus recently detected in the U.K.

Source: Seeking Alpha

12/21/2020

US health officials: No need to ban flights from UK even as it battles new COVID-19 variant

New York Gov. Mario Cuomo wants the Trump administration to ban flights from the U.K., where a new coronavirus variant may be 70% more transmissible.

Source: USA Today

12/21/2020

UK is locking down due to new COVID-19 variant

A more contagious variant of the coronavirus has been detected in the United Kingdom, leading the nation’s leadership to enact new lockdown protocols to curb...

Source: YouTube

12/20/2020

Scientists call for clarity on claim that new Covid-19 variant strain is 70% more contagious

Carl Heneghan, Professor at Oxford University, expressed scepticism over the 70 per cent figure and explained 'you can't establish a quantifiable number in such a short time frame'.

Source: Daily Mail

12/20/2020

U.S. testing czar doesn't believe U.K. travel ban is necessary yet despite new COVID-19 variant

"I read the British medical journals this morning, it's up to 20% of cases in one county, aside from that it is very low and we don't know that it is more dangerous," Admiral Brett Giroir told ABC's "This Week". "I don't think there should be any reason for a…

Source: Fox News

12/19/2020

New COVID-19 variant that is 70% more transmissible threatens UK. London suddenly put on lockdown and Christmas is canceled.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that London and surrounding areas would enter Tier 4 - lockdown - from Sunday morning.

Source: Business Insider

12/19/2020

New COVID-19 variant that is 70% more transmissible threatens UK. London suddenly put on lockdown and Christmas is canceled.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that London and surrounding areas would enter Tier 4 - lockdown - from Sunday morning.

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

12/14/2020

WHO says authorities investigating new COVID-19 variant in England

The World Health Organization is aware of a new variant of COVID-19 that has emerged in Britain, but there is no evidence the strain behaves differently to existing types of the virus, it said on Monday.

Source: Reuters