New Coronavirus Strain may affect Children More

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  • Scientists have been closely evaluating the new coronavirus variant and how it affects children since it was first detected in the UK
  • New studies claim that the new variant spreads more easily in children
  • However, there are no suggestions that the new variant is a greater threat to children's health
  • The claim comes from members of the government's New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats advisory group
  • It is now thought that the new variant spreads 50% to 70% faster than other forms of the virus