Top medic says Indian coronavirus variant will be dominant in the UK

Britains Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty speaks at a news conference about the ongoing coronavirus disease COVID19 outbreak in London Britain May 14 2021 Matt DunhamPool via REUTERS
Britain's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty speaks at a news conference about the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain May 14, 2021. Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

Britain’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty speaks at a news conference about the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain May 14, 2021. Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

Britain’s top medic said yesterday that the Indian coronavirus variant will over time exceed the so-called “Kent” variant and be dominant in British.

England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said to that: “This is more transmissible than the B.1.1.7 (Kent variant), and we expect over time this variant will overtake and come to dominate in the UK, in the way that B.1.1.7 took over.”

 

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, writing by Alistair Smout, editing by Elizabeth Piper
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