India: double mutant coronavirus variant B.1.617 outcompeting B.1.1.7 UK variant

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Data from suggests that the B.1.617 “double mutant” variant is outcompeting the UK variant B.1.1.7 in India – the B1617 variant is now being detected in nearly twice as many sequences as the UK variant in 7 day rolling average of percent sequences with mutations

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** This post was originally published on April 18, 2021 **