The Covid B.1.617.2 variant (also known as the Indian variant) is one of the factors driving the current pandemic in India.
It has also been linked to recent increases in cases among unvaccinated people in the UK, which now has the highest number of cases of the Indian variant outside India itself. According to The British Medical Journal, cases of the Indian variant in the UK have risen by more than 160% in the week to 20 May. The variant is still predominantly affecting the north west of England and London, but there are clusters across the country. More
This content originally appeared on CounterPunch.org and was authored by Kenneth Surin.