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New COVID variant concerns South African scientists

Scientists in South Africa have identified a new COVID-19 variant featuring “a very unusual constellation of mutations” that could potentially drive another wave of cases, officials warned on Thursday.Why it matters: The variant, known as B.1.1.529, has so far been found in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong, in a traveler, but could soon spread “all over,” South African health minister Joe Phaahla said.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe

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