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UK Covid scientists: variant found in India variant may be spreading faster than Kent strain

Reports that Sage will meet on Thursday to discuss threat with PHE figures expected to show big jump in cases linked to variant

Evidence is growing that a troubling variant of the coronavirus discovered in India is more transmissible than the variant first detected in Kent and which fuelled the UK’s second wave of infections and spread around the world.

It comes amid reports that Public Health England figures to be released on Thursday could show that the number of cases linked to the variant have tripled in a week. The i newspaper reported that scientists on the Sage advisory committee would hold an urgent meeting on Thursday to discuss the threat.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: UK Covid scientists: variant found in India variant may be spreading faster than Kent strain ———