Why Scientists Are Very Worried About The Variant From Brazil

Posted by on January 27, 2021 3:25 pm
Categories: US National Stories

Indigenous healthcare workers wearing PPE treat patients at the Indian campaign hospital set up in the Parque das Tribos neighborhood of Manaus, Brazil, on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Severe oxygen shortages at hospitals in Brazil

They don’t yet understand why the coronavirus variant called P.1, has spread so explosively there. Its set of mutations seem especially dangerous. And this week P.1 was confirmed in the U.S.

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