B.1.1.7 became the dominant variant in Lebanon.

  title={B.1.1.7 became the dominant variant in Lebanon.},
  author={Mahmoud I. Younes and Kassem Hamze and Daniel P Carter and Karen L. Osman and Richard Vipond and Miles W. Carroll and Steven T. Pullan and Hassan Nassar and Nada Mohamad and Mohamad S. I. Makki and Maysaa Ghadar and Paul A Nguewa and Fadi Abdel Sater},
Recently, a new variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) designated VOC 202012/01 (or B.1.1.7 lineage) has become highly prevalent in several countries, after first being described in the United Kingdom (UK). Its rate of transmission has been estimated to be increased compared to other lineages. In the present study, we show the emergence, dominance and the rapid spread of the B.1.1.7 lineage in Lebanon. 
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