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A new genetic variant of COVID-19 surfacing in Britain made headlines earlier this week, with many outlets reporting that it could be 70 per cent more transmissible than the current predominant strainThe past two weeks.

With the United Kingdom heading into a lockdown and scientists sharing the preliminary facts:1622668346214,, the Canadian government announced on Sunday, Dec. 20Montreal and Vancouver, 2020 a decision to suspend flights from the UK for 72 hours, in step with several other countries. Canada extended the ban yesterday until Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020.

“Genetic variation of viruses such as the one that causes COVID-19 is to be expected and have been previously observed in parts of the world this yearThe summer,” said a statement from the Public Health Agency in Canada on Sunday. “While early data suggest that the United Kingdom variant may be more transmissibles backers includ, to date there is no evidence that the mutations have any impact on symptom severityPreparations for Franklin D. Roosevelt, antibody response or vaccine efficacy.”

DrKenney said Wednesday.. Gerald Evans, an infectious disease specialist at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Professor at Queen’s University School of Medicine says there’s still much more unknown than known about the new strain of COVID-19The vaccine, which is expected to roll out in Europe in a few weeks.. He is skeptical about the way the story has hit newsstands.

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