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NERVTAG: Note on B.1.1.7 severity, 20 January 2021

Paper prepared by the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) on new SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7.


NERVTAG: Note on B.1.1.7 severity, 20 January 2021


Paper presented by NERVTAG on a recent SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern. It was considered at SAGE 77 on 21 January 2021.

An update note on this variant was presented at SAGE 78.

See more information on recent SARS-CoV-2 variants.

These documents are released as pre-print publications that have provided the government with rapid evidence during an emergency. These documents have not been peer-reviewed and there is no restriction on authors submitting and publishing this evidence in peer-reviewed journals.

Published 12 February 2021
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