December 23, 2020

The new UK coronavirus strain (VUI202012/01) is in the US, but we don’t know what percentage of cases are with the new strain. It’s fairly new, so probably not a lot yet. Some people say there are hundreds of cases in the US with the new strain. It spreads much more easily, so the current restrictions aren’t going to be enough, especially since we don’t even have the current strain under good control with the current restrictions. We don’t know if it spreads more easily because fewer virus particles need to enter a body to cause infection…

Wei-Shin Lai, M.D.

Doctor turned entrepreneur

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