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COVID-19 Variants

Notable COVID-19 Variants in the United States

According to the CDC, currently, there are four notable COVID-19 variants in the United States: B.1.1.7 (Alpha): This variant was first detected in the United States in December 2020. It was initially detected in the United Kingdom. B.1.351 (Beta): This variant was first detected in the United States at the end of January 2021. It …

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Emerging COVID-19 Variants

Multiple COVID-19 variants have been documented in the United States and globally during this pandemic, but scientists are primarily concerned with three variants. Evidence suggests that these new variants spread more quickly than others within the United States. There’s one from the UK (B.1.1.7), which is more contagious and already circulating in the United States. …

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