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What do teachers mean when they say they don't have 'adequate' PPE?
Robert Bollinger, M.D., M.P.H., Raj and Kamla Gupta professor of infectious diseases, is an expert in SARS-CoV-2, and he spoke to John Hopkins Medicine about what is known about a new strain of the virus called B.1.1.7.
“There are 17 genetic changes in the B.1.1.7 variant from England,” he said. “There’s some preliminary evidence that it’s more contagious. Scientists noticed a surge of cases in areas where the new strain appeared.”
Bollinger did say there is no clear evidence the virus is any more likely to cause severe disease or death than the others, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous at all.