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Emerging evidence suggests new coronavirus variant could pose a problem for current vaccines


Two studies have emerged in recent days which have found that new variants of coronavirus could pose a problem for current vaccines.

A variant first spotted in South Africa in October last year has now been found in more than a dozen countries.

In the most recent study, which was small, researchers took antibodies from six people who were hospitalized with COVID-19 before the new variant was discovered.

They found to varying degrees, that antibodies for all six of the survivors were unable to fully fight off the virus.

‘Concerning’

In both of the recent studies, the work was done in the lab and not in people, so more research is needed to gauge the true threat of the new variant.

“I think the evidence is building that these mutations -…



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