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U.K. variant isn’t linked to more severe disease or death, study finds – NBC News

People infected with the U.K. variant of the coronavirus did not experience more severe symptoms and were not at higher risk of death, according to a new study.

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People infected with the more contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom did not experience more severe symptoms and were not at higher risk of death, according to a new study published Monday.
Scientists are struggling to pin down the nature of the U.K. variant, which has become the dominant strain across Europe and, as of last week, in the United States. Chief among the questions: Is the variant more deadly?
The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, looked…

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