Today, the Manaus coronavirus variant pops up in other major urban centers. Brazil will have one eye on Davos, fearing U.S. pressure on climate issues. São Paulo’s restaurateurs plan to defy new coronavirus restrictions.
The new variant spreads across Brazil
Health authorities in São Paulo have confirmed the first three infections by a new variant of the Sars-CoV-2 virus initially found in Manaus, the biggest city in the Amazon basin. This variant has two key mutations that enhance the viral load in patients, making it much more transmissible but not necessarily more lethal.
- Researchers from Brazil and the UK