‘Better velcro’: Why does the U.K. coronavirus variant spread more easily?

Over the past month, several cases of the new U.K. variant of the coronavirus have been detected across Canada. Based on the evidence so far, researchers believe the B.1.1.7 lineage … Read More

Canada reports first cases of U.K. coronavirus variant. Here’s what you need to know

The discovery of a new, possibly more contagious variant of COVID-19 in Canada calls for more stringent lockdowns, curbs to international travel and a need to vaccinate people faster, experts … Read More

U.K. coronavirus variant spreads to more European countries

Millions of people in the United Kingdom faced tough new coronavirus restrictions on Saturday, with Scotland and Northern Ireland demanding tighter measures to try to halt a new variant of … Read More

Canada ‘actively monitoring’ new coronavirus variants

There is still no evidence that the new, more contagious variants of COVID-19 found in the United Kingdom and South Africa are in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada … Read More