Brazil Scientists Identify New Coronavirus Strain Found in October

the new variant was first detected last October in the capital city of Rio de Janeiro. There is no evidence that the variant could reduce the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A group of researchers identified a new strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, one of the most affected regions by the pandemic in Brazil, scientific sources reported on Tuesday, December 22th.

However, these sources failed to state whether the new detected strain is more transmissible or more aggressive than those already known in Brazil, one of the most impacted countries by the pandemic after the United States and India.

According to research conducted by the National Laboratory of Scientific Computing (LNCC), linked to the . . .

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