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# b117 - Friday 22 January, 2021

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough
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# B117

Boris Johnson claims new Covid strain may be more fatal - but UK CMO warns data 'not yet strong' enough

Fri 6:41 PM 15,608 Views 11 Comments

B117 emerged in the the south east of the country last September.

# b117 - Sunday 10 January, 2021

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'It won't be easy to control': How two new Covid-19 variants could wreak havoc on Ireland's virus response

Jan 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 92,511 Views 69 Comments

The UK and South African variants have been recently confirmed in Ireland.

# b117 - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Analysis suggests UK coronavirus variant 'not responsible for recent surge' in Ireland
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# B117

Analysis suggests UK coronavirus variant 'not responsible for recent surge' in Ireland

Updated Jan 2nd 2021, 2:45 PM 85,510 Views 79 Comments

It was identified in fewer than 10% of swabs in a small batch anaylsed.

# b117 - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January
# SARS-CoV-2
# SARS-CoV-2

Travel ban to apply to visitors from both UK and South Africa until 6 January

Dec 30th 2020, 7:45 PM 49,490 Views 17 Comments

Both variants are feared to be more transmissible, and research is ongoing.