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It’s not clear whether a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus that prompted tighter restrictions in the U.K. has made its way to the U.S., according to Moncef Slaoui, chief scientific adviser for the government’s vaccine acceleration program.
“We don’t know,” Slaoui said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” on Sunday. “We’re looking at that.”
Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir questioned the threat posed by the virus changes cited by the U.K. government, saying the coronavirus blamed for Covid-19 has mutated more than 4,000 times since its discovery. There’s no imminent need to suspend flights from the U.K., he said on ABC’s “This Week.”
196,295 in U.S.Most new cases today
+11% Change in MSCI World Index of global stocks since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23
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