While a COVID PCR test indicates whether or not there is genetic viral material in an individual sample, the technique does not reveal the specific variant of coronavirus that made a person sick.
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https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/model-shows-covid-spread-slowing-this-winter-if-these-two-important-conditions-are-met/19889818/ Model shows COVID spread slowing this winter if these two important conditions are met :: WRAL.com New projections from an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill paint a positive picture of herd immunity and fewer COVID-19 cases through the coming winter. www.wral.com