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U.K. Coronavirus Strain Does Not Lead To More Severe Illness And Death, Study Finds – NPR

The B.1.1.7 variant is now the most dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S.

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Hospital workers tend to a Covid-19 patient at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, England, last month. Researchers have found that the so-called U.K. variant of the coronavirus isn’t more likely to lead to death or severe illness.
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People infected with the U.K. variant of the coronavirus didn’t experience more severe symptoms and weren’t more likely to die from this particular strain, according to a new study of hospitalized patients published Monday.
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