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It's not just Delta -- other coronavirus variants worry scientists, also

While US health officials warn most about the #Delta variant (#B16172, first seen in India) other #coronavirus variants are also gaining ground in parts of the US, among them the #Gamma variant, also known as #P1, which spread fast to dominate in Brazil. Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night. "I have got to be honest -- last thing I think about before I go to bed are the variants and the first thing I think

Signs of rise in Covid infections in England amid variant warnings

Boris Johnson still plans to end restrictions in June despite experts’ fears over spread of India and Kent #coronavirus variants #COVID19 levels are showing early signs of an increase in England, data has revealed, as experts continue to warn that despite the UK’s COVID19 vaccination program, community spread of the India variant, #B16172, will continue to rise “We still have people under the age of 30 not vaccinated, we have many people with only one dose, so this virus has

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