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A coronavirus variant identified in California is more infectious, more deadly, and cases are doubling every 18 days, a study suggests – but the scale of the threat is unclear – Business Insider Australia

"The devil is already here," the study lead said – but experts are split on how much of a threat the variant, found across the US and abroad, poses.

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  • A coronavirus variant first found in California is more contagious and deadlier than the original strain, an early study suggests.
  • The study, first reported by Science, hasn’t been formally scrutinized by other experts in a peer review.
  • Some experts say more data is needed before the strain is considered dangerous.
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