Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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Covid: Brazilian ‘super strain’ already in the UK, scientist reveals

Eleven Britons have been infected with a Brazilian coronavirus variant which is feared could make vaccines less effective, it emerged today as Number 10 was accused of 'putting lives at risk' by being too slow to close the borders.  The COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK) revealed the variant, known as P.2, had been picked up 11 times through routine testing in Britain. The first positive sample was taken on November 14 at a Lighthouse Laboratory in Glasgow, MailOnline understands. Laboratories in Cheshire, Milton Keynes and Cambridge have also spotted the variant,...
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