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Brazil’s uncontrolled coronavirus spread could create new variants

Researchers identify further mutations in variants circulating in Brazil. Congress demands action from President Bolsonaro. And more

Today: researchers identify further mutations in the coronavirus variants currently circulating around Brazil, Congress demands action from President Bolsonaro on the pandemic crisis, the Armed Forces come away smiling from the latest budget proposal.

Brazil could be creating even more coronavirus variants

A study published by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil’s flagship medical institution, and signed by 31 Brazilian researchers has identified mutations in the coronavirus variants currently circulating in Brazil. A genomic survey spotted 11 SARS-CoV-2 sequences from five different Brazilian states (Amazonas, Bahia, Maranhao, Parana, and Rondonia) that harbor a variable combination of mutations.

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