A nurse tests a patient for the coronavirus at a clinic in South Carolina. Photo: TNS A nurse tests a patient for the coronavirus at a clinic in South Carolina. Photo: TNS
A nurse tests a patient for the coronavirus at a clinic in South Carolina. Photo: TNS

Coronavirus: US detects first cases of potent South African variant

  • The two new infections are especially concerning to health authorities amid reports that vaccines are less effective against this particular strain
  • The cases, found in South Carolina, appear to be unrelated, and neither patient has a travel history that would account for the infection

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A nurse tests a patient for the coronavirus at a clinic in South Carolina. Photo: TNS A nurse tests a patient for the coronavirus at a clinic in South Carolina. Photo: TNS
A nurse tests a patient for the coronavirus at a clinic in South Carolina. Photo: TNS
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