Coronavirus Variants

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'VOC 202012/02' and 'B.1.351' aren't gibberish – why coronavirus variants have weird names
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'VOC 202012/02' and 'B.1.351' aren't gibberish – why coronavirus variants have weird names

The names need to be distinct and informative, not involving geographic references that are similar in pronunciation or memorable.

Coronavirus variant in Brazil infected many who had already recovered from COVID-19
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Coronavirus variant in Brazil infected many who had already recovered from COVID-19

Research on the Brazil variant had been slow since its discovery in December, leaving scientists unsure of just how worrisome it is.

UK launches global 'assessment platform' to track new coronavirus variants as they emerge
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UK launches global 'assessment platform' to track new coronavirus variants as they emerge

The platform will supposedly offer genomics expertise in the UK to identify new variants, to countries who do not have the resources to do so.