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Two COVID-19 Waves in Brazil Driven by Separate Lineages of SARS-CoV-2

Two COVID-19 Waves in Brazil Driven by Separate Lineages of SARS-CoV-2

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The Brazilian state of Amazonas experienced two distinct waves of COVID-19 infections in 2020. After the first wave, a team from the University of Sao Paolo projected that the city of Manaus would reach the theoretical threshold for herd immunity by the end of the summer. However, a second COVID-19 wave erupted in December 2020, coinciding with the rise of Variant of Concern (VOC) P.1. 

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