'Safe to assume' new COVID variant is all over the U.S., says Dr. Sell - WSET

by wset 12/31/2020

With the first US case of a new more contagious variant of coronavirus first reported in the UK, there are likely more cases across the country than currently being reported, according to Dr. Tara Kirk Sell of Johns Hopkins University. “Definitely,” said Dr. Sell Monday morning in an interview with The National Desk anchor Jan Jeffcoat. “I think it’s pretty safe to assume that this variant is in multiple regions of the country.


By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Brazil has recorded a reduction in COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to data from the new Epidemiological Bulletin on the disease. The data shows that the country registered a drop of 24% in the number of new cases of the disease and regarding deaths, there was a 15% reduction in the same period. The […]

09/24/2020 A young worker in a Rio de Janeiro cemetery works on the maintenance and disinfection of the tombstones to avoid possible coronavirus infections. SOUTH AMERICA POLICY BRAZIL LATIN AMERICA INTERNATIONAL FABIO TEIXEIRA / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACTOPHOTO MADRID, 2 (EUROPA PRESS)The Brazilian Ministry of Health has confirmed this Friday 24,605 ​​new cases of coronavirus,


A Brazilian lab said on Thursday it has detected two cases of the new coronavirus variant that has spread rapidly in Britain, and urged reinforcement of quarantine measures for travelers coming from Europe. Diagnostic medicine company Dasa said in a statement that it had detected the SARS-CoV-2 strain B.1.1.7 through genetic sequencing done in partnership with Sao Paulo University's Tropical Medicine Institute. "Sequencing confirmed that the new strain of the virus has arrived in Brazil," said researcher Ester Sabino at the Tropical Medicine Institute.