COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 from UK is much deadlier than earlier strains, study warns – Study Finds (More will die needlessly – the UK’s and world’s cost for Boris’s earlier bungling response to Covid-19)

People infected with the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19 are significantly more likely to die, a new study warns. British epidemiologists say the SARS-CoV-2 variant dubbed B.1.1.7 is anywhere from 30 to 100 percent more deadly than previous strains.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Bristol reveals that the new variant is to blame for 227 deaths in a sample of 54,906 patients. That’s notably higher than the 141 closely matched deceased patients infected with earlier virus strains.

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