• Heavily-mutated Covid strain triggers emergency response

    7 days ago - By RT

    A newly discovered coronavirus strain with a significant number of mutations has prompted the World Health Organization to convene a special emergency meeting, set to discuss how to address the evolved variant.
    The global health body's technical head on Covid-19, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, announced the upcoming meeting on Thursday during a live-streamed Q&A session , saying experts would gather Friday to talk about the new strain, dubbed B.1.1.529, which has now been detected in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong.
    “Our technical advisory group on virus evolution is discussing this with our...
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