Covid-19: New variant 'raises R number by up to 0.7'

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Covid-19: New variant 'raises R number by up to 0.7'

The most chilling finding from this piece of research is that the November lockdown in England, hard though it was for many people, would not have stopped the variant form of the virus spreading. The same severe restrictions that saw cases of the previous version of the virus fall by a third, would see a tripling of the new variant. This is why there has been such a sudden tightening of restrictions across the country.

Originally published here BBC News – UK

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