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What do we know about the new COVID-19 variants? – Public health matters

What do we know about the new COVID-19 variants?

All viruses naturally mutate over time, and SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, is no exception. We’ve seen variants emerge in South East England, and variants first seen in South Africa, Brazil and Japan.
Find out what we know so far about the new COVID-19 variants.