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UK officials say people who get the coronavirus variant discovered there may have a higher risk of death. Here's why that could be.


What to know about 4 worrisome coronavirus variants, including one that can partially evade vaccines


The US has reported its first cases of the more infectious coronavirus variant from South Africa



Why Humana went deep on primary care


The pace of coronavirus vaccinations now may determine whether or not we'll need a perpetual cycle of new shots to combat variants


Vaccines may not work as well against the coronavirus variant detected in South Africa, so Moderna and Pfizer are upgrading their shots



What it actually means that a new coronavirus strain is more transmissible — and how that changes your chances of getting sick


The contagious coronavirus variant identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely that it's in every state'


The US has confirmed its first case of the new, more transmissible coronavirus strain in Colorado


When the coronavirus runs rampant, mutations and new strains are more likely. That may be what happened in the UK.


UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock says a new coronavirus strain may be spreading faster than the original, but scientists aren't so sure


Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines likely work for all existing coronavirus strains. Don't worry about mutations for now, scientists say.



Millions of minks have been killed since June because they can pass the coronavirus to people. But fears of a mutated strain are overblown.


How viruses like the coronavirus mutate


No, the coronavirus did not recently mutate to become more transmissible: 'People are still getting the same virus we saw in the spring'


No, the coronavirus isn't becoming more contagious or less deadly — it's already 'very successful at what it's doing,' a geneticist says



A mutated strain of the coronavirus has taken over the world. But there is not enough evidence to say it's more contagious.


A mutated coronavirus strain seems responsible for most of the world's COVID-19 infections. That doesn't mean it's more dangerous than the original.