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Countries are bracing for the impact of more contagious virus variants. – The New York Times

Alongside the variant discovered in Britain, at least three other troubling variants are spreading less widely: one identified in South Africa and two in Brazil….

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Many countries expect that B.1.1.7s impact still lies ahead.
That is a disturbing possibility in the United States, which has long had the worlds largest coronavirus outbreak and is in the midst of a post-holiday surge. On Friday, federal health experts warned in dire terms that B.1.1.7 would most likely be the dominant source of infection in the country by March.
Nearly 20 European countries have found B.1.1.7 so far. In Denmark on Saturday, the authorities said more than 250 cases had been detected…

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