Assume the New Coronavirus Variant Is in Your Community

A new, more contagious coronavirus variant — some 40% to 70% more infectious than previous strains — is spreading in the U.S., but the true extent is still uncertain. That's because the nation currently lacks the resources to undertake rigorous genomic sequencing of the coronavirus, but health experts we spoke with warn it's “a safe assumption that this virus can be found in communities all around the country.” Here’s everything you need to know.

Assume the New Coronavirus Variant Is in Your Community

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