• Chart shows how quickly the new coronavirus variant spread in part of South Africa, totally supplanting Delta

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    A chart showing different coronavirus variants over time in part of South Africa. An arrow, added by Insider, points out the blue spike representing, B.1.1.529, which became dominant within 2 weeks over the Delta variant. South Africa Health Department/Insider
    A new coronavirus variant, B.1.1.529, has spread rapidly in South Africa.
    A chart from the country's Health Department shows how it shot to dominance in one province.
    The variant's high level of mutations to the spike protein is causing concern for scientists.
    A chart from South African officials shows how a new coronavirus variant...
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  • Europe considers a flight ban on southern Africa over new coronavirus variant rapidly spreading there

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Reuters
    A new coronavirus variant - B.1.1.529 - is rapidly spreading in southern Africa.
    It's prompting the European Commission to consider a flight ban from the region.
    The UK restricted travel to and from six southern African countries on Thursday.
    The European Union is considering an "emergency brake" flight ban on southern African countries, citing a new coronavirus variant rapidly spreading there. "The EU Commission will propose, in close coordination with Member States, to activate the emergency brake to stop air travel from the...
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