New Delta variant? Surging infections put UK on mutation watch
The UK on Sunday reported the highest jump in daily new cases since mid-July
Former US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb called for “urgent research” into a delta variant mutation after a surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.
“We need urgent research to figure out if this Delta plus is more transmissible, has partial immune evasion,” Gottlieb said in a tweet.
“There’s no clear indication that it’s considerably more transmissible, but we should work to more quickly characterise these and other new variants. We have the tools.”..