UK: one week until B.1.617.2 Delta coronavirus variant takes off

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9th June 2021: If the previous waves of Sars-CoV-2 in the UK are anything to go by, Britain is less than one week away from the B16172 Delta variant exploding into another full-blown national health crisis. The country’s current coronavirus case rate is roughly the same as it was on the 26th September 2020. Just five days later, on October 1st, the third wave of infections moved into a different gear entirely, swamping hospitals and causing thousands of deaths. 

It’s time to plan for the worst and hope for the best.


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** This post was originally published on June 9, 2021 **