Osterholm: B117 COVID Variant “A Game Changer” for Schools

B117, the coronavirus variant first detected in the UK, is spreading extra simply amongst kids and there’s mounting proof they’re getting sicker from it, says Dr. Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and director of CIDRAP on the College of Minnesota

“I’ve been a really sturdy supporter of opening colleges Ok via eighth grade as a result of we simply had not seen the extra widespread transmission there,” says Osterholm, who was a member of the coronavirus advisory board that then President-elect Joe Biden fashioned previous to taking workplace. 

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