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UK virus variant no more severe: study – Shepparton News

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The British coronavirus variant first detected in Kent and now dominant in the UK and a number of other countries is more transmissible but does not increase disease severity, research suggests.Two studies have found no evidence people with the B117 variant have worse symptoms or a heightened risk of developing long COVID than those with a different strain.
However viral load and the reproduction (R) number were higher for B117, adding to growing evidence it is more transmissible than the first…

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