India’s variant-fuelled second wave coincided with spike in infected flights landing in Canada

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India’s devastating second COVID-19 wave correlated with the sudden spike in infected passengers from that country arriving at Canadian airports. And that wave, say Indian health officials, is being fuelled by a recently-discovered ‘double-mutation’ strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus — a variant that combines two mutations only previously found in separate strains that increase infectiousness and resistance to antibodies.

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