The B.1.1.7 variant of the coronavirus, which was first found in the United Kingdom, has overtaken the initial form of the virus in the United States and has become the most common strain in the country, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
April 07, 2021
Director Rochelle Walensky noted in a briefing that the variant had outgrown other mutations that have emerged, as well as the initial version of the virus.
“It is the most common variant, period,” he said. “These trends point to two clear truths: one, that the virus still affects us, infects people and puts them in danger, so we must remain vigilant. And two, that we must continue to accelerate our vaccination efforts. “