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Boris Johnson says variant from India more transmissible


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a televised press conference at 10 Downing Street on February 22, 2021 in London, England.

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LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Friday that the coronavirus variant first discovered in India has the potential to derail the lockdown easing currently underway in the country.

The U.K. will now accelerate second doses of vaccines for the over-50s and the clinically vulnerable due to concerns about the variant from India.

Speaking at a news conference Friday, Johnson said the variant looked to be more transmissible than other strains, but cautioned that it wasn’t clear by how much….


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