White House Covid task force warns of possible new ‘USA variant’ driving spread


Healthcare workers prepare Pfizer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccinations in Los Angeles, California, January 7, 2021.

Lucy Nicholson | Reuters

The White House coronavirus task force said there could be a new variant of the virus that evolved in the U.S. and is driving spread, according to a document obtained by NBC News.

The new variant, in addition to the U.K. variant, is already spreading in communities and may be 50% more transmissible, according to the report that was issued to states on Jan. 3.

Representatives for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services did not immediately return CNBC’s requests for comment.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Facebook is referring Trump ban to its ‘Supreme Court’ which cannot be overruled by Zuckerberg or execs
Apple taps hardware chief to lead new mystery project
Hancock: South African variant could reduce vaccine efficacy by half
Sturgeon to seek ‘legal referendum’ on Scottish independence
Watch Bartees Strange Play “Boomer” on Seth Meyers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *