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The coronavirus is mutating. What does that mean for us?


December 21, 2020

Matt Dunham, Associated Press

Police officers on horses ride down New Bond Street as shops are allowed to stay open under the British governments coronavirus Tier system, in London, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. London and its surrounding areas came under Tier 3 restrictions this Wednesday, with the latest figures showing the capital now has among the fastest growing case rates in the country. Tier 3 restrictions are the toughest level in England's three-tier system, people can't socialize indoors, and bars, pubs and restaurants must close except for takeout.

Just as vaccines begin to offer hope for a path out of the pandemic, officials in Britain on Saturday sounded an urgent alarm about what they called a highly contagious new variant of the coronavirus circulating in England.

Citing the rapid spread of the virus through London and surrounding areas, Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed the country's most stringent lockdown since March.

"When the virus changes its method of attack, we must change our method of defense," he said.


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