New Covid variant hits US as Biden vows all-out effort

Washington (AFP) – A worrying new variant of Covid-19 was detected for the first time Tuesday in the United States and Latin America as President-elect Joe Biden vowed he will significantly ramp up a fledging vaccination drive. The new strain, which first emerged in the UK, pushed Britain to a new daily record of coronavirus infections and led South Africa to impose a raft of new measures, amid fears around the world that holiday revelers are aggravating the spike in infections. The EU health agency warned that the strain carried a high risk for more hospitalizations and deaths — not because …

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