Estonian virologist: Dozens of questions unanswered re new strain of coronavirus

  • 2020-12-22
  • BNS/TBT Staff
TALLINN – According to virologist Andres Merits, it is currently not possible to say whether the new coronavirus strain B.1.1.7, news regarding which have spread from the United Kingdom, will affect the infection rate at all, the Estonian daily Postimees writes. It is known that the new strain carries 17 mutations, which is a large number, but not insanely large, Andres Merits, professor of applied virology at the University of Tartu and member of the government's anti-COVID-19 research council, said. However, no such amount of seemingly simultaneous new mutatio...
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