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COVID 19 Variant timelines

New variants seem to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, this may lead to more cases of COVID-19. An increase in the number of cases has put more strain on healthcare resources. New va

B.1.1.7 (Alpha): This variant was first detected in the United States in December 2020. It was initially detected in the United Kingdom.

B.1.351 (Beta): This variant was first detected in the United States at the end of January 2021. It was initially detected in South Africa in December 2020.

P.1 (Gamma): This variant was first detected in the United States in January 2021. P.1 was initially identified in travelers from Brazil, who were tested during routine screening at an airport in Japan, in early January.

B.1.617.2 (Delta): This variant was initially identified in India in December 2020.

B.1.167.1 - The Kappa variant, also known as B.1.167.1, was first detected in India in October 2020. It is a double mutant strain of coronavirus

These variants seem to spread more easily and quickly than other variants, which may lead to more cases of COVID-19. An increase in the number of cases will put more strain on healthcare resources, lead to more hospitalizations, and potentially more deaths.

So far, studies suggest that the currently authorized vaccines work on the circulating variants. Scientists will continue to study these and other variants. Talk to our Specialists to learn more. 

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