The following article outlines the vital pioneering work done by British Scientists in identifying and tracking the new Covid varient. In doing so:
"Britain sounded an alarm for the world, allowing countries to close their borders and start frantically searching for a variant they otherwise might not have noticed for months. British scientists quickly published studies that convinced sceptics of its potency."
Writing for the New York Times, UK correspondent Benjamin Mueller takes up the story. The article can be read in full below with links to the original beneath it.
The Wellcome Sanger Institute, a genomics lab outside Cambridge, where coronavirus samples are stored and analyzed. Credit...Mary Turner for The New York Times