According to a new study published on Thursday morning by researchers in Spain and Switzerland, Spain is the origin of a new COVID-19 variant that has become prevalent in numerous nations across Europe. This article is archived. Subscribe or log in to the Daily Newsbrief and gain access. Premium Access Unlimited access is just $1 /week You can cancel anytime. Unlimited articles with no ads Access with any of your devices Access to archived articles The Daily News Brief newsletter Special offers Early access to new features SUBSCRIBE NOW Not ready for a subscription? Simply sign up here (no credit card required) to get 5 free articles each month.