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New, contagious coronavirus variant could worsen pandemic, CDC warns – CNN

The arrival of new, more contagious variants of the coronavirus means the US must double down on efforts to protect people until a large number can be vaccinated,…

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(CNN)New, more contagious variants of the coronavirus will likely accelerate the spread of the virus and that means the US must double down on efforts to protect people, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
A variant first identified in Britain known as B.1.1.7 is being found in the US as well, and modeling indicates it could worsen the already terrible spread of the virus across the country, the CDC researchers said.
That means people need to try harder to wear masks,…

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