Covid-19: New coronavirus variant is identified in UK

@article{Wise2020Covid19NC,
  title={Covid-19: New coronavirus variant is identified in UK},
  author={Jacqui Wise},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2020},
  volume={371}
}
  • J. Wise
  • Published 16 December 2020
  • Medicine
  • BMJ
England’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, has told parliament that a new variant of covid-19 has been identified and may be driving infections in the south east, leading to headlines about “mutant covid.” Jacqui Wise answers some common questions 

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