An image from an electron microscope shows Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Photo: NIAID-RML/Zuma Press/TNS/DPA An image from an electron microscope shows Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Photo: NIAID-RML/Zuma Press/TNS/DPA
An image from an electron microscope shows Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Photo: NIAID-RML/Zuma Press/TNS/DPA

Coronavirus: UK variant’s mutations began as early as March or April, new study finds

  • The rise of new strains in Britain, South Africa and Brazil has prompted calls for speedy vaccination roll-outs before mutations can become widespread
  • The UK strain – also known as the B.1.1.7 lineage – is thought to have first emerged in September, according to the United States’ CDC

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An image from an electron microscope shows Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Photo: NIAID-RML/Zuma Press/TNS/DPA An image from an electron microscope shows Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Photo: NIAID-RML/Zuma Press/TNS/DPA
An image from an electron microscope shows Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Photo: NIAID-RML/Zuma Press/TNS/DPA
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