A new COVID-19 variant has been detected and is already in the US

A new COVID-19 variant has been detected and is already in the US


Another new COVID-19 variant has been detected in the US, UK and other countries, according to scientists.

The B1525 variant is similar to B117 — the highly contagious strain found in Britain in mid-December that’s since made its way to the US, the Guardian reported.

The new variant has popped up in 10 countries so far, including Denmark, the US, Nigeria and Australia. Thirty-two cases have been reported in the UK. No cases of the new mutant have so far been reported in the US.

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The earliest sequences dated to December, the report noted.

Scientists are working to learn more about the B1525, including how it spreads and what, if any, effect vaccines might have on it.

“We don’t yet know how well this [new] variant will spread, but if it is successful it can be presumed that immunity from any vaccine or previous infection will be blunted,” Dr. Simon Clarke, an associate professor of cellular microbiology at the

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