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SIU researchers discover new COVID-19 variant – KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

The SIU researcher says his lab uncovered a variant that accounts for about half of the cases in the United States.

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CARBONDALE, Ill.– A researcher at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has discovered a new variant of the COVID-19 virus.
Keith Gagnon, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at SIU, says his lab uncovered a variant that accounts for about half of the cases in the United States.
The variant, referred to as 20C-US, can be added to the growing list of mutations like those discovered in the United Kingdom and South Africa. It also may be more easily transmissible than other variants….

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