Associate Dean for Research, Dr. McCarty Provides Insight on the Mutant Coronavirus

The United Kingdom has already stated that the new strain, also known as SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01, could be up to 70 percent more transmissible than the original strain of the virus.

Genetic Epidemiologist and Professor, Dr. Cathy McCarty provides expertise and answers questions regarding the new variant of the novel coronavirus in the UK.

"Mutant Coronavirus: Six Experts Answer Your Questions"


Dr. Catherine McCarty Discusses the UK COVID Variant in Minnesota 

Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Catherine McCarty discussed the UK COVID variant identified in Minnesota with ABC News affiliate, KAAL-TV located in Rochester, Minn.
"Typically you don't see anything less than five people per county," says Dr. Catherine McCarty, Associate Dean for Research, University of Minnesota Medical School. Duluth Campus. "Anything less than that and it might be possible to identify who that person is." 

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