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Coronavirus 'UK variant' now most common strain in US, CDC reports

15 days ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - A more-transmissible variant of the novel coronavirus first identified in Britain is now the most common strain circulating in the United States, health officials said Wednesday.
During a regular COVID-19 briefing Wednesday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rachelle Walensky said the strain, formally known as B.1.1.7, is “now the most common lineage circulating in United States.”
‘It's certainly throughout the US,' says doctor on first reported case of COVID-19 variant in the country
In the U.S., the UK variant has been shown to be especially...
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CDC Says More Virulent British Strain Of Coronavirus Now Dominant In U.S

CDC Says More Virulent British Strain Of Coronavirus Now Dominant In U.S

15 days ago   |   By NPR

The variant known as B.1.1.7 that is more easily spread was first identified in England last fall. Since then, it has spread quickly in the U.S.
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U.K. coronavirus variant is now the dominant strain in the U.S., CDC says

U.K. coronavirus variant is now the dominant strain in the U.S., CDC says

15 days ago   |   By NBC News

The U.K. variant of the coronavirus, known as B.1.1.7, is now the most dominant strain circulating in the United States, health officials said.
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U.K. Coronavirus Variant Is Now The Dominant Strain In U.S., CDC Says

15 days ago   |   By Forbes

Scientists believe the B.1.1.7 variant is both more infectious and more deadly.
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