A trio of experts will discuss the emerging COVID-19 variants B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 in a free, one-hour live webinar event.
These emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants, some billed as more contagious than the original virus, have dominated reports since they began to pop up across the globe within the last couple months. B.1.1.7 was first identified in the United Kingdom in September 2020 and B.1.351 was first identified in South Africa in October 2020.
How did these variants emerge? Are they indeed more transmissible? Do they cause more serious disease? What does the scientific evidence support?
Those questions and more will be addressed during the live, one-hour session featuring a panel of frontline experts, including a virologist, an epidemiologist, and an immunologist.
The panel for this webinar features: