Ask The Doctors: What A New Variant Of COVID Means For Massachusetts

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On Sunday, officials confirmed the first case of a new variant of COVID here in Massachusetts: a Boston woman in her 20's, who traveled to the United Kingdom earlier this month. The new variant is believed to be much more contagious, with some studies suggesting it could increase the likelihood of transmission by as much as 50 percent.

We take listener calls with Dr. Eric Rosenberg, Director of Clinical Microbiology and an infectious disease physician at MGH and Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Benjamin Linas, infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Medicine.

This segment aired on January 19, 2021.

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