. Travel bans aren’t an effective response to the new Covid variant « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The Guardian – By now we all know a new variant of Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, has been detected in the UK and is spreading rapidly. Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, announced that the variant, called B.1.1.7, is up to 70% more transmissible based on modelling studies. B.1.1.7 caused many infections in south-east England in a short period of time, rapidly displacing other circulating variants. Patients infected with B.1.1.7 also had higher viral loads. Politicians began implementing sweeping policies right away.

Very important report at The Guardian

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