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Infections in the US down about 50%. Hospitalizations down about 33%. Vaccines plentiful by late spring. All good news, right? But on the road to recovery, we still have a few bumps ahead. A big one is B117 – the Covid-19 UK variant. Here is why it is so concerning.
New studies may indicate that the recent reports of the detection of the E484K mutation in the UK variant should be of greater concern to UK health officials than the importation and subsequent circulation of the South African variant.
Let’s talk about where Covid-19 variants are coming from and under what circumstances, and how we can prevent a nightmare scenario of a never-ending pandemic.
How concerned should we be about the new variants of coronavirus that are arising in places such as the UK, South Africa and Brazil? Are they more lethal or more transmissible than the original virus?
Our research can help understand the role schools play in transmission, Dr Derek Groen writes.