The U.K.’s top scientific adviser urged caution: “I want to stress that there is a lot of uncertainty.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggested Friday that the coronavirus variant discovered in the U.K. may be deadlier than other versions of the virus, though public health officials stressed that there is much uncertainty around this conclusion.
“In addition to spreading more quickly,” Johnson said during a news conference, “it also now appears that there is some evidence that the new variant that was first identified in London … may be associated with a higher degree of mortality.”
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WNU Editor: These scientists are saying not to worry …. Britain’s coronavirus cases fall again amid ‘scaremongering’ row: Scientists play down more deadly variant claim and admit it’s ‘not a game changer’ as new infections drop by 18% in a week to 33,552 and deaths rise by 4% to 1,348 (Daily Mail). It also helps that the UK’s vaccination program is ongoing …. Britain delivers a record 480,000 Covid-19 vaccines in a day – putting it on track to hit 15m first doses target by February 15 if supplies hold up and rate is maintained (Daily Mail).
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