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UK Coronavirus Mutation

The origin of the UK coronavirus mutation might have been revealed

December 29th, 2020

New research shows that the new coronavirus mutation spreading rapidly in England may have actually originated in Italy. An immunocompromised patient developed an asymptomatic case of COVID-19, testing positive from April through November. After sequencing the virus, researchers found various similarities to the UK and South African mutations that were discovered recently. Some of them …

Coronavirus Mutation

UK coronavirus cases are soaring, and the new mutation might be to blame

December 25th, 2020

The novel coronavirus is spreading rapidly in some regions of England, with experts estimating that the recently discovered UK mutation might be driving the dramatic rise in cases. The UK announced last week that the B.1.1.7 mutation has been spreading in the south and east of the country since September. Officials say they think the …

UK Coronavirus Mutation

First UK coronavirus mutation study brings good news and bad news

December 25th, 2020

The first study of the UK coronavirus mutation that’s spreading rapidly right now warns that stricter safety measures might be required to prevent another massive outbreak. Computer models indicated that the virus might be 56% more infectious than other strains. The new mutation isn’t causing more severe illness, however. Researchers warn that schools may need …

Coronavirus Mutation UK

Coronavirus mutation spreading rapidly in the UK may cancel Christmas

December 21st, 2020

The UK government has announced stricter lockdown measures after learning that the B.1.1.7 coronavirus mutation seems to be up to 70% more infection than the previous strain. The new strain has acquired 17 different changes, which might be a record for SARS-CoV-2 mutations. The UK strain has some similarities to the South African mutation, but …