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UK virus variant is probably deadlier, scientists say

The variant has spread to at least 82 countries, and is being transmitted 35% to 45% more easily than other variants in the US

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Vaccine rollout gives UK a rare win in battling pandemic

With nearly 8 million people, or 11.7% of the population, having already gotten their first shot, Britain’s pace of vaccination is the fastest of any large nation in the world

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How British scientists found the more infectious coronavirus variant

Some of the same mutations detected in the patient, along with other changes, were appearing again and again in newly infected people, mostly in Britain

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5 takeaways from the post-Brexit trade deal

British lawmakers had haggled for years over the divorce, known as Brexit. Britain formally left the European Union on Jan. 31, closing the book on nearly half a century of close ties with Europe…

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UK and US officials spar over 'vaccine nationalism'

The question of whether Britain had authorized a vaccine in haste, or the United States was wasting valuable time as the virus was killing about 1,500 Americans a day, has divided scientists and…

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'We were at base camp': Why the UK approved a vaccine first

While US regulators pore over raw data from vaccine makers to validate their results, their counterparts in Britain and elsewhere lean more heavily on companies’ own analyses.

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To test virus vaccines, UK study will intentionally infect volunteers

The hotly contested strategy, known as a human challenge trial, could potentially shave crucial time in the race to winnow a number of vaccine candidates

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Contact tracing, key to reining in the virus, falls flat in the West

In theory, countries were to build mass testing programs that would provide quick diagnoses. Then a group of tracers would find others who had crossed paths with the infected person and tell them…

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