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OH MY GOD WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/covid-uk-variant-phe-latest-b1889378.html

>A new coronavirus variant is under investigation in the UK, Public Health England has said.

>The variant, known as B.1.621, was designated a variant under investigation on Wednesday.

>There is no evidence to suggest it makes the vaccines less effective or causes more severe illness, PHE said.

>Sixteen confirmed cases of B.1.621 have been identified across the country so far.

>Most of the cases have been linked to overseas travel and there is currently no evidence of community transmission in the UK.