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UNC research program studies COVID-19 variants

February 2, 2022

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.  

UNC expert says omicron variant will likely be in NC by end of year | CBS 17

December 2, 2021

https://www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/unc-expert-says-omicron-variant-will-likely-be-in-nc-by-end-of-year/ UNC expert says omicron variant will likely be in NC by end of year | CBS 17 RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A leading expert tracking the spread of the COVID-19 variants says he expects the Omicron variant will be detected in North Carolina before the end of the year, but that a lot is … Continued

Model Shows Covid Spread Slowing if these two conditions are met.

September 29, 2021

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