UK coronavirus mutant set to become dominant strain in the United States

The coronavirus strain named B.1.1.7, discovered in the UK in December, is set to become the dominant strain in the United States. B.1.1.7 is more contagious and has genetic mutations that help it to spread faster among people.   Experts estimate that the variant currently causes less than half a percent of U.S. COVID-19 cases, but the number will soon surge and outpace the most prevalent viral variants currently affecting people in at least two months. Vaccinations might help reduce the spread In a study carried out by a team of researchers, a simulation was run to determine how the vari... Read more