Covid-19: Mystery UK person with Brazil variant found

Health officials have also traced the contacts of the person, it is understood. Source link

Covid-19: Another new variant added to UK watch list

It shares a worrying mutation with the South Africa and Brazil variants of concern. Source link

Covid Brazil variant 'may spread more easily'

Infectious diseases expert Prof Ester Sabino, from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, said: “You need many introductions [of a virus] to start an epidemic. Six is very few. I would say if you take care and do contact tracing, this is going to decrease.” Source link

Covid-19: Officials hunt Brazil virus variant case in England

There is an appeal for anyone without a result from a test on 12 or 13 February to come forward. Source link

New Coronavirus Variant Surging in California

Feb. 24, 2021 — A coronavirus variant first identified in California is more contagious than previous forms of the virus and is spreading across the state, two new studies show. One of them found that compared to other variants, this variant produces twice as many viral particles inside the body and may be better… Continue reading New Coronavirus Variant Surging in California

U.K. COVID Variant May Be More Lethal

“By the time we get to April,” it will be “open season, namely virtually everybody and anybody in any category could start to get vaccinated,” Fauci noted. Despite that good news, he cautioned it will take “several more months” to actually deliver shots to Americans, but herd immunity could be achieved by late summer.… Continue reading U.K. COVID Variant May Be More Lethal

South Africa coronavirus variant: What is the risk?

Why experts are concerned about the emergence of this particular new version of coronavirus. Source link

Covid: What is the government doing about the South Africa variant?

Then at its meeting on 21 January, Sage said: “No intervention, other than a complete, pre-emptive closure of borders, or the mandatory quarantine of all visitors upon arrival in designated facilities, irrespective of testing history, can get close to fully preventing the importation of cases or new variants.” Source link

Southern California Is Origin of New COVID-19 Variant

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new variant of COVID-19 found in Southern California is coursing across the United States and around the world, a new study finds. The variant — called CAL.20C — was first found in July in Los Angeles County. It reappeared in Southern California in October, then spread… Continue reading Southern California Is Origin of New COVID-19 Variant

Another new coronavirus variant seen in the UK

It has similar mutations to the South Africa variant, so how worrying is it? Source link