5 things to know about the new Covid strain spreading in the UK

KEY POINTS
  • The U.K. has identified a new variant of the coronavirus that appears to spread more quickly, sparking fresh fears that the pandemic may continue to accelerate.
  • Scientists and infectious disease experts are still piecing together what they know about the new strain, which hasn’t yet been detected in the U.S.
  • While the virus may transmit more easily, there is “no evidence” that this variant causes more severe illness or increased risk of death, the CDC said Tuesday.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/22/new-covid-strain-5-things-to-know-about-virus-spreading-in-the-uk.html

 

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