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Covid-19 Strain Found in U.K. Likely to Become Dominant in U.S. in March, CDC Says

Health officials called for increasing mitigation efforts, like wearing masks and social distancing, to curb the spread of the more contagious variant.

1/16/2021 7:45:00 AM

A highly transmissible coronavirus variant that was first identified in the U.K. is spreading rapidly in the U.S. and likely to become the dominant strain circulating domestically in March unless steps are taken to slow it, federal health authorities said

Health officials called for increasing mitigation efforts, like wearing masks and social distancing, to curb the spread of the more contagious variant.

.A year after a new coronavirus was detected in Wuhan, China, the pandemic it spawned has reached a perilous point. There are now vaccines to stop it, buttheir rollout in the U.S. has been slowand new, faster-spreading variants of the virus are now threatening surges in illness.

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The variant, known as B.1.1.7, had infected at least 76 people in 12 states as of Jan. 13 and threatens to worsen the pandemic in the U.S., the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saidin a reportmodeling the strain’s potential impact.“We expect these numbers to rise in the coming weeks,” Jay Butler, the CDC’s deputy director for infectious diseases, said in an interview.

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The vaccine works on this strain too. Thanks goodness we have huge stockpiles of the vaccine.................. I miss the days when you're paper wasn't yet another liberal rag. Shaddup, all viruses mutate, us death rate less than 0.0% in 2020 No. It’s not. Here we go.... back to lockdowns even though they don’t work

Stop the propaganda for your masters. two more weeks... Ooooo ? But we are going to begin reopening Cant have it both ways especially when citizens are now getting a 'universal income' Whichis continues to be called Covid-19 stimulus money We’re not doing this shit all over again. No way. More leftists scare tactics.

STFU