• South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike

    9 days ago - By Boston Herald

    By ANDREW MELDRUM and MOGOMOTSI MAGOME
    JOHANNESBURG - A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province, Health Minister Joe Phaahla announced Thursday.
    The coronavirus evolves as it spreads and many new variants, including those with worrying mutations, often just die out. Scientists monitor for possible changes that could be more transmissible or deadly, but sorting out whether new variants will have a public health impact...
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