Whereas thought of extra infectious than the virus that’s been inflicting the majority of US circumstances up to now, there’s no proof the variant causes extra extreme sickness.
NEW YORK — Well being officers say by March, a brand new and extra infectious variant of coronavirus — first present in the UK — will seemingly develop into the dominant variant in the US.
The UK variant at the moment is in 12 states however has been recognized in solely 76 of the 23 million US circumstances reported to this point.
Nevertheless, it’s seemingly that model of the virus is extra widespread within the US than is at the moment reported, in accordance with scientists on the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
Whereas it’s thought of extra infectious than the virus that’s been inflicting the majority of U.S. circumstances up to now, there’s no proof that it causes extra extreme sickness or is transmitted in another way.
Subsequently, masks carrying, social distancing and hand washing and different prevention methods can nonetheless work, the CDC says.
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