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New Covid Variant Concerns South African Scientists

New Covid Variant Concerns South African Scientists

From: Axios

Scientists in South Africa have identified a new COVID-19 variant featuring “a very unusual constellation of mutations” that could potentially drive another wave of cases, officials warned on Thursday.

Why it matters: The variant, known as B.1.1.529, has so far been found in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong, in a traveler, but could soon spread “all over,” South African health minister Joe Phaahla said.

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