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The P1 variant has arrived in the UK, with early analysis suggesting it may be more transmissible and able to partially escape existing immunity.
Even those that live in areas where the population has already been vaccinated would not be totally protected if the virus mutates elsewhere.
We can help vaccines keep up with the mutating coronavirus by doubling down on preventive measures. This means increasing physical distancing and wearing masks even outdoors. We must all act like we are carrying a new variant, because any one of us might be.
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?
Bells are ringing across the UK today, alarm bells, not church bells, as many experienced scientists and medical professionals are extremely concerned that Christmas Day mixing in the current context will create thousands of dangerous super-spreading events, Dr Joe Pajak writes.