Tag Archives: Coronavirus variants

COVID vaccine weekly: a new race is emerging between variants and boosters

Rob Reddick, The Conversation Updated versions of already authorised COVID-19 vaccines, tweaked to deal with new variants of the coronavirus, will not have to go through a lengthy testing and approval process, the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has said. The announcement follows a week in which UK authorities have desperately tried to contain the spread of P1, …

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New coronavirus variant: here is what scientists know about B1525

Sharon Peacock, University of Cambridge A coronavirus variant called B1525 has become one of the most recent additions to the global variant watch list and has been included in the list of variants under investigation by Public Health England. Scientists are keeping a watchful eye on this variant because it has several mutations in the gene that makes the spike …

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Act like you’re carrying a dangerous coronavirus mutation – because you might be

Zania Stamataki, University of Birmingham South Africa has temporarily halted its rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine after a preliminary study (not yet released or reviewed by other scientists) found it provided limited protection against the South African coronavirus variant for mild and moderate cases of COVID-19. The variant, which has been found worldwide, has presented challenges for all the available …

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