October 19, 2021
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Coronavirus variant that spreads easily doesn’t do so by surviving in air better

Enlarge / People practice social distancing in white circles in Domino Park in Williamsburg during the coronavirus pandemic on May 17, 2020, in New York City. Getty | Noam GalaiThe B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant is estimated to spread about 50 percent more than previous versions—but it doesn’t seem to manage that higher transmissibility by surviving i...