Matt Hancock claims cases of Covid variants are 'falling sharply'


by Mail Online

Mail Online— Mr Hancock's comment is at odds with a Public Health England report published hours later that showed 42 more cases of 'variants of concern' have been confirmed in the past week.

The Independent—Cases of South Africa and Brazil Covid variants in UK are falling, Matt Hancock says. Cases of coronavirus linked to the South Africa and Brazil mutations are falling in the UK, the health secretary has said.

STAT—Covid-19 cases are falling. It could be a calm before a variant-driven storm. Ask experts how the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant might reshape the U.S. epidemic and you’ll hear “it depends” or “it’s the wild card."

NPR.org—COVID Cases Finally Are Falling. Experts Worry Variants Could Erase That Fast. The Biden administration must do more to identify and track three fast-spreading mutations of the COVID-19 virus, researchers say. Clearer CDC guidelines for masks and reopening would help too.