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New Coronavirus Variant Does Not Cause Illness More Severe Than Others - Public Health England Study

News18 | 30/12/2020 09:45 AM | Click to read full article

The study, however, added that the “secondary attack rate”, or the proportion of contacts of confirmed cases that develop the disease themselves, was higher in people infected with the new variant.

 

Earlier on Tuesday a leading epidemiologist who advises the government, Andrew Hayward, warned that Britain was heading for “catastrophe” over the coming weeks if it did not take tougher action against the more infectious variant of the disease.