Sharon Peacock Coronavirus Covid Britain Sharon Peacock Coronavirus Covid Britain

Variant from U.K. could ‘threaten vaccination’ and ‘sweep the world’: expert

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coronavirus variant first found in the U.K. is a concern because it could undermine the protection given by vaccines against developing COVID-19, the head of the U.K.’s genetic surveillance program said.She also said the variant was dominant in the country and was likely “to sweep the world, in all probability.”The coronavirus has killed 2.35 million people and turned normal life upside down for billions, but a few new worrying variants out of thousands have raised fears that vaccines will need to be tweaked and people may require booster shots.

Why does the U.K. coronavirus variant spread more easily? Sharon Peacock, director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK consortium, said vaccines were so far effective against the variants in the United.

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