News Item – Peel, York and Toronto see rapid growth of variant that started in U.K. Here’s how the aggressive strain of COVID-19 is moving across the province

But Dionne Aleman, a University of Toronto professor, CHE affiliate and expert in pandemic modelling, points to early studies that show B.1.1.7 to be about “>50 per cent more transmissible than previous variants.”

“We need to be that much more cautious in the interactions that we have with people outside our household,” she said.

Full article at: Toronto Star