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Dominance of South African SARS-CoV-2 variant in the US is unlikely but possible – News-Medical.Net

Researchers in the United States and Canada have conducted a study showing that the South African variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)…

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Researchers in the United States and Canada have conducted a study showing that the South African variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – is unlikely to become the dominant strain in the US.
Using a dynamic transmission model, the researchers showed that dominance of the B.1.351 lineage is unlikely, even once fully vaccinated individuals return to their pre-pandemic behavior.
However, if the variant acquires…

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