Claim: UK Mutant Coronavirus Spreading More Easily, Displacing Other Strains

The good news is the new mutant HS69/V70 Covid-19 strain does not appear to be more lethal, and the vaccine is expected to be effective against the new variant. But it does appear to be more easily passed on – the new virus is spreading despite UK efforts to impose a strict lockdown. The new strain appears to be rapidly dominating other strains in the UK terms of prevalence. The CDC is not currently recommending travel restrictions, though they recommend extreme caution when travelling to the UK. Fauci is advising everyone not to overreact.


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