How much of a threat is the 'Indian' COVID-19 variant?

The highly transmissible strain is set to become dominant in the UK

Scientists have identified a so-called double mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 emerging from coronavirus-ravaged India, which has concerned UK authorities enough to recast their vaccination strategy.

Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake
Associate Professor Sanjaya Senanayake.

Key advisers in the UK predict the B.1.617.2 variant, first identified in the state of Maharashtra in India's