Dept. of Public Health, Yale researchers study spread of UK variant in Connecticut
state Department of Public Health is working with Yale researchers to see how
far the more transmissible UK variant of COVID-19 has spread in Connecticut.
Joseph Fauver says the Yale School of Public Health has been performing RNA
sequencing on COVID-19 samples since the early days of the pandemic.
says genetic sequencing will help pinpoint where and how the virus has spread
so residents can be more prepared in the future.
not the answer in and of itself, but it's another piece of data that we can
have in our arsenal so we can see how this virus is spreading within our state,
within the country and around the world,” says Fauver.
say two cases of the new variant have been found in the state so far.