New coronavirus variant linked to surge in United Kingdom

New coronavirus variant linked to surge in United Kingdom 1


The United Kingdom has identified a new, potentially more contagious coronavirus variant linked to a recent surge in cases in England.
The new variant is being called VUI-202012/01 — the first "Variant Under Investigation" in the UK in December 2020. While scientists hunt for more information about the variant, its impact is already being felt.
Multiple countries have now imposed restrictions on travelers from the UK. British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday that the variant was "out of control" and Prime Minister Boris Johnson chaired an emergency meeting Monday as his government tried to manage the fallout.

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85 Comments on "New coronavirus variant linked to surge in United Kingdom"

  1. Sociopathic Rich Socialist | December 21, 2020 at 6:07 PM | Reply

    Will the vaccine work on the new strain?? If not the world is in trouble

    • Andrew woodworth | December 21, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Reply

      If it mutates once ,you’ve got to believe it can mutate more times.

    • They think so but don’t know for sure.All of this is new to science.

    • S.G Life, Learning Lessons with S.G | December 21, 2020 at 8:12 PM | Reply

      New strain but they have the vaccine already?!🤔

    • What I don’t understand is why people are still travelling between countries ? Is their travel essential or for pleasure ? Or are they so arrogant and selfish they don’t care about anyone just themselves. The virus just loves them so much so it is inviting all it’s variant friends to come along for the trip and spread even further. Once it has wiped out the human race there is still the whole animal kingdom to jump to.

    • The Mesenberg Method | December 21, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      No, the vaccine will not work on new mutations… Covid 19 mutates too rapidly. Here is a new scientific study that explains why:
      The “flu shot” contains 4 different strains, and still cannot keep up with the new mutations in a given flu season. Also, here is some factual information on influenza mutations, as well.
      Another important fact about the Covid vaccines – They are the first ever “approved”, GENE-EDITED (CRISPR) vaccines – Think “Jurassic World” meets “Resident Evil” meets “I am Legend” meets “Outbreak”. Look up facts about CRISPR in books, or online. Eat Healthy, Non-Gmo and Organic food as often as you are able – To keep your immune system strong. Wear effective masks and social distance… HOPE for Health through our Best Natural Efforts. A vaccine “teeter-totter” is NOT the solution…

  2. Great, a variant……..please, I can’t handle another 2020 in 2021

    • @GOLIMAR And if I’m being honest, maybe they did just close it because they wanted. Maybe we about to go full V for Vendetta.

    • @Mr. Sunset Wide? The new strain was only just discovered to be widespread in Britan. If it doesn’t reach the US then we could still achieve normalcy as long as the Brits don’t screw it up.

    • @Mr. Sunset How did you reach that conclusion? You realize it would still damage their own economy if they make an almost full shut down like that?

    • @GOLIMAR Fair point, however I don’t believe you’re gonna see that headline of “British strain contained”

    • @GOLIMAR Oh and V for Vendetta is more a joke than what I actually think. People would probably riot before that, least I hope

  3. All of a sudden I’m 70℅ more scared

  4. mack the knife | December 21, 2020 at 6:14 PM | Reply

    It’s already here. They know it and wont say it

    • Thats why you have more 3K deaths in 24 hours

    • he literally says he would be shocked if it WASN’T here

    • I know from 17.2 million people with covid-19 to over 18 million people with covid-19 in 24 eight hundred thousand people with covid-19 in one day.That is why I completely agree with you and people here in America are refusing to accept it’s reality manly because so many people don’t want to believe that things have gotten woes and so they are denying reality.


  5. She did a great job of getting clear answers that everyone can understand

    • She is sweetheart 🌹🍰

    • BE THERE JANUARY 6TH, 2021 MILLION MAGA MARCH IN TO D.C. 74+ million of us voted for “Bad Scary Orange Man” in 2020, 64+ million of us voted for him in 2016 election. We have trillions of rounds for PewPews and hundreds of millions of PewPews. We aren’t going to let Beijing Biden ruin our country without a fight. They ruined America spending MILLIONS in a sham investigation for a sham impeachment that took 3 and 1/2 years, shut America down over a 99.5% survivable cold virus, forced unconstitutional mask mandates, uncostitituitonal curfews over a 99.5% survivable virus.. during an election year, waged war on our cops, and waged war on our cities. *WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT BEND TO COMMUNIST CHINA LIKE JOE AND HIS CRACKHEAD SON. EVER!* #January6th #DC #MillionMAGAMarch #MolonLabe #FuckMSM #FuckCNN 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸👍👌

    • ​@Salty Infidel 74 million people voted for Trump, that’s a lot; too bad though it doesn’t matter, since *even more* people voted for – came out to vote, get their votes in – for Biden. But why is it, you might ask, that so much more people voted this time? It’s because Trump is very broadly despised, and the hurt his leadership caused was very obvious to the people hence the turnout was so great. Case closed since this is what democracy is like.

    • But her botox lips are too distracting, oof.

  6. Fauci is hesitant again. Why is he calling this an over-reaction when almost all the other countries shut down their connections to the UK?

  7. Its in the usa too dont be fooled

  8. “The rest of the world has effectively put the UK into quarantine.”

    Meanwhile: Fauci advising the US to “not overreact”.
    Look I love you Fauci, but smh

    • Cynthia Louise Shah | December 21, 2020 at 7:04 PM | Reply

      Will he get the vaccine too after Biden?

    • Hi Leo, Fauci here. Im glad you love me but I’m taken by Chrissy Fredo, Anderson cooper and Don stinlyfingers Lemon.

    • @x_OGI _x You can blame China.I’m sure that’s what Mr. Trump would like us all to do.The people of China suffered greatly from this.Our government knew about this in Nov. 2019.I knew about it in early Jan.2020. I watch world news and in maybe mid Jan. I was concerned it would become pandemic.It was spreading so fast in Wuhan.I started stocking up on stuff and ordered medical supplies.On Jan 24th or close to, Wuhan locked down .I called my mother and told her to prepare for a pandemic of epic proportions.My brother wasn’t far behind me.I don’t talk to my brother but had he also figured it out.By the first of March I was prepared for whatever.If I knew without any government clearance or inside knowledge to prepare. Why the f didn’t our government.

    • That’s we have here in the first place. The reason why our country has the highest positive case and death rate in the world. Our health officials know that and kept it from the public so we won’t panic. Americans continue to travel globally and BOOM spread the virus!

  9. dan soloinfinito | December 21, 2020 at 6:32 PM | Reply

    Didn’t we do this before in January or February and now we repeating the lesson and giving the same answer 🤔.

  10. In reality, this variation has probably been around for months. It’s been detected in the uk because they have a world leading genomics center and they’ve been looking for variations. It’s everywhere

  11. If you think 2020 is bad, wait until it turns 21 and starts drinking…

  12. Boris Johnson continuing to look like he just woke up

  13. It’s such a lie that this strain started in the UK, it was first detected in the UK. The UK does 40% of the world’s genomic testing. It very well could be in european countries already.

    • They have traced it to a hospital in Kent, a therapy to help a dying patient led to the mutation and it escaped.

    • @Li Liu Don’t worry you can call the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 the American Flu pandemic as it started in Kansas.

    • @Li Liu Some of us never called it the “China virus” or the “Wuhan flu”. Only the ignorant, which I’m sorry to say is many. Our president didn’t take the steps needed to protect the American people and wanted to point the blame elsewhere.In Jan. I watched how the people of Wuhan( and other parts of China) suffered.It hurt my heart.A virus that turns into a pandemic can start anywhere.The pandemic of 1918 started here in kansas and infected the world.How fast we forget history.There is no blame to put on China for this.Pandemics have happened always and will most likely continue to happen.I apologize for the insults and blame given to your country and your people for this.

    • Suzette Williams | December 21, 2020 at 8:58 PM | Reply

      Chris Whitby the UK chief medical officer said that the UK has uploaded to WHO and other sites by far the most Genome data on Covid to other countries and the UK is being transparent and alerting the world as China should have done when this whole thing started. The US is much larger than the UK and Covid has been running rampant across the country, I find it hard to believe that this variant is not there already. I suspect it because Trump does want testing, he hardly going to want indepth research into it.

    • Not necessarily a lie. The more the virus spreads, the more it replicates, the more chances it has of mutating . As the UK is 6th worst in the world at handling the pandemic, it’s perfectly feasible that this variant emerged in the UK

  14. “We don’t want to overreact”. Some people never learn.
    Americans have paid a heavy price for the “luxury” of a moronic government that loves to under-react and, instead of attending to the crisis, find time to play even more golf, tweet even more nonsense, concoct frivolous lawsuits and undermine everything the country once stood for.

  15. If it really is that much more transmissible, it’s no doubt already in the states.

  16. ANTIFA IS ABSOLUTE IN THIS ONE | December 21, 2020 at 7:07 PM | Reply


  17. No Doc. At this point, we do want to over react. We really do.

  18. Putting the eggs only in the vaccine basket.

  19. And this ladies and gentlemen is exactly why I take xanax

  20. It will soon emerge that it’s already in circulation in other countries. I very much doubt it’s only in the UK.

    • well itsthe we in the uk that gave corona to the usa in the first place, not china, the american varient started at a football ground in the uk

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