New variant of Covid-19 is ‘not more dangerous’ – Prof Whitty

A new variant of coronavirus has been found which is growing faster in some parts of England, MPs have been told.

England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty told a press conference there was “no evidence” it was more dangerous.

He also spoke about how it can be tested for, and if the effectiveness of a vaccine would be reduced by the

new variant.



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