U.K. Identifies New More Contagious COVID-19 Strain

A new strain of COVID-19 has emerged in the United Kingdom, and while the United States is not sure if it has made its way across the Atlantic Ocean, multiple officials are monitoring the new strain and advising Americans to be wary. “We don’t know yet. We are, of course, looking very carefully into this,” said U.S. COVID-19 vaccine head Dr. Moncef Slaoui told CNN. He added that the new strain is “very unlikely” to be resistant to current vaccines. The new U.K. strain appears to be 70% more transmissible than the first, with the country enforcing new lockdown mandates and restricting travel. B…

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