UK ‘blind’ to devastating wave of new Covid variants, experts warn

The UK is “blind” to new Covid variants which could cause a devastating new wave, health experts have warned.Covid infections in the UK have risen by 14 per cent in a week, according to the Office for National Statistics, in a sign that the autumn wave of infections is underway.More than 1.1 million people in the UK tested positive for the virus in the week ending September 20, up from 927,000 in the previous week.Co-founder of the Covid ZOE app, professor Tim Spector, told The Independent the next wave of coronavirus is already upon us.