In-depth: New, More Contagious, More Deadly Covid-19 Strain Likely Source of Surge in Amazonas

The new strain seems to follow the more contagious structure of other recent coronavirus strains that are already causing panic in other parts of the world due to the impact on hospital systems and deaths linked to the higher levels of transmisablity.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new variety of Covid-19 which seems to have developed in far-western Amazonas state is faster, stronger, and more lethal to young people, according to frontline medical personnel interviewed for this article. Further, it seems to be affecting those previously infected with the original variant. It is running rampant in Manaus, the state capital, where it was thought that up to 40% of the population was already infected, which suggests vaccines . . .

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