Dr. Anthony Fauci warns of new, more ‘virulent’ COVID strain from U.K.

Authorities should assume the worst about a new strain of coronavirus, the country’s top infectious-disease expert said Sunday. “We need to assume now that what has been circulating dominantly in the U.K. does have a certain degree of increase in what we call virulence, namely the power of the virus to cause more damage, including death,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” He was discussing a recent finding that a new form of the virus originating in the United Kingdom has a 30% higher mortality rate for pe…

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