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England's chief medical officer made a plea for people to get the jab as "winter is coming".
Eight cases have been detected in the UK, but how does it compare to the Delta variant?
Two variants share the same lineage as the one known as B.1.617.
Imperial College expert says "we should be terribly concerned" as 77 cases recorded.
Research shows working class men, young people and parents of young children less likely to isolate.
‘Tackling myths and misinformation’: Dr Kevin Fenton from Public Health England On The Covid-19 Response
As the COVID-19 vaccine is mobilised in the UK Dr. Kevin Fenton from Public Health England is ensuring that accurate vaccine information is mobilized alongside it. Dr. Fenton is ensuring there is not a generalised approach, instead paying particular attention to how individual communities approach the vaccines.
Public Health England has designated the mutation a variant under investigation, rather than a variant of concern.
Vaccines continue to save the lives of millions but for as long as they have existed so has anti-vaccine sentiment. Molecular Virology & Microbiology Professor Dr Peter Hotez, Professor Kevin Fenton from Public Health England and HuffPost journalist Jesselyn Cook on the perils of vaccine misinformation.
And more than 21 million people have now received at least one dose.
Public Health England has designated it a "variant under investigation" after 16 cases were confirmed.