Surge testing is being used in parts of the UK to help control the spread of new variants from Brazil and South Africa. The Kent variant is now the most commonly found strain of Covid-19 in the UK and it’s more easily spread than the first variant, which arrived in Spring 2020. Scientists are looking… Continue reading Covid variants: What happens when a virus mutates?
Rapid approval without lengthy tests can happen if new vaccines are needed to fight variants, say regulators. Source link
March 03, 2021 — A team of researchers in Houston has sequenced the genomes of coronavirus from 20,400 COVID-19 patients treated at a single health system there, and they’ve found cases of all the major variants that public health experts say could increase the transmission of the virus or the severity of infection.
The… Continue reading Houston Has a Problem: All the COVID Variants of Concern
This does not mean none is circulating or commuters can let down their guard, the researchers say. Source link
The government hopes “surge” testing will reduce transmission of a new variant of Covid-19. Source link
The UK is stepping up testing to find and stop cases from spreading in the community. Source link