New Delta variant? Surging infections put UK on mutation watch

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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

Yueqi Yang

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.”..

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