Scientists in the UK Identify 6 Coronavirus Strains

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Scientists in the UK claim to have identified six different strains of COVID-19, in a development that could have major implications for the treatment of the virus, in the same week that a government-backed antibody test trial returned “game-changing” results.

A team at King’s College London (KCL) suggested that each of the six strains it had identified came with its own set of symptoms and varied in severity, which could help doctors identify which patients are more likely to need more serious medical intervention once diagnosed.

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