UK coronavirus variant in US underscores need for mitigation measures, top health experts say

UK coronavirus variant in US underscores need for mitigation measures, top health experts say

Following news that the U.K. 코로나 바이러스 strain has now been detected in 캘리포니아 콜로라도, top health experts are stressing the need for mitigation measures to prevent virus spread.

그만큼 코로나 바이러스 B.1.1.7. variant is said to be more transmissible than COVID-19, but it is not thought to be more virulent or resistant to vaccines and treatment.

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칼리프. 정부. 개빈 뉴섬 announced Wednesday that the new strain of the coronavirus was found in Southern California. 그 동안에, after a confirmed variant case, Colorado officials are investigating a secondhighly suspiciousbut not yet confirmed case of a coronavirus variant potentially found in another COVID-19-positive patient.

우리. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Thursday assured Americans that the recently approved coronavirus 백신 appear effective against the new strain, however he urged caution ahead of the New Year’s Eve holiday.

You should take any worry that you have and understand that the vaccines still look like they’re going to work,” Adams told ABC’s “좋은 아침 미국” co-hosts. “I’ve talked with Dr. Collins and Dr. Fauci about that as recently as yesterday. But a more contagious variant means it is more critical that we follow those basic public health measures, especially this New Year’s.

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또한, Fox News 의료 기고자 Dr. 니콜 사피어 said the new contagious strain will be more difficult to control, though she noted there is already uncontained virus spread.

Ultimately it just means that it may be a little bit harder to contain this virus but we already have uncontained spread, which is why we have to continue the mask wearing, physical distancing and encouraging people to get vaccines,” Saphier told여우 & Friends Firstco-hosts Thursday.

Fox News’ Morgan Phillips and Alexandria Hein contributed to this report.

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