The CDC also clarified
some basic facts about the mutated variant discovered in South Africa,
which has been reported to be the same as the strain found in southern
England, was actually formed by a completely separate series of
mutations, not migration from the UK to SA. - Zero Hedge [https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/uk-mostly-cut-europe-over-mutation-fears-us-covid-deaths-hit-new-record-live-updates]
Zero Hedge reported "CDC Says 'No Evidence' UK COVID Mutation Is Deadlier, Or More":
As the world continues to panic about the new COVID mutation discovered in southern England (while others wonder about the 'hard evidence', of which there appears to be none), the CDC has officially weighed in for the first time, with the agency stating that there's "no evidence" the variation causes more severe illness, or in any way increases the risk of death.
The variant, which is knownby the name "B.1.1.7." also has yet to be identified by scientists in the US, though former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb said during an interview earlier that the new strain has almost certainly already made its way here.
Here's the rest of the executive summary:
A new variant strain of SARS-CoV-2 that contains a series of mutations has been described in the United Kingdom (UK) and become highly prevalent in London and southeast England. Based on these mutations, this variant strain has been predicted to potentially be more rapidly transmissible than other circulating strains of SARS-CoV-2. Although a variant may predominate in a geographic area, that fact alone does not mean that the variant is more infectious. Scientists are working to learn more about this variant to better understand how easily it might be transmitted and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against it. At this time, there is no evidence that this variant causes more severe illness or increased risk of death. Information regarding the virologic, epidemiologic, and clinical characteristics of the variant are rapidly emerging. CDC, in collaboration with other public health agencies, is monitoring the situation closely. CDC will communicate new information as it becomes available.
The CDC also clarified some basic facts about the mutated variant discovered in South Africa, which has been reported to be the same as the strain found in southern England, was actually formed by a completely separate series of mutations, not migration from the UK to SA. [https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/uk-mostly-cut-europe-over-mutation-fears-us-covid-deaths-hit-new-record-live-updates]