New evidence that U.K. coronavirus variant spreads more easily has scientists really worried

“If you gave me one piece of evidence from these studies, I’d say I don’t fully buy it,” said UC Irvine biostatistician Vladimir Minin, who was not involved in either study. “But the authors have provided quite a bit of evidence that even the more skeptical among us could not dismiss. This is pretty solid evidence that this is really a faster-spreading virus.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to]