New Covid variant 'should be treated as a new pandemic within a pandemic'

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A scientist has said the new coronavirus variant should be treated as a “new pandemic within a pandemic”.

Dr Adam Kucharski, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told BBC Radio 4’s Today: “The early signals we’re seeing are suggesting that there is probably less movement in the population than there was in November but perhaps slightly more than there was in April, and obviously that’s concerning because, with this new variant, essentially each interaction we have has become riskier than it was before.”

The Sage member added: “Even if we went back to that last spring level of reduction in contacts, we couldn’t be confident we would see the same

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