(MedPage Today) — We’re now in a race — a race for our lives as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread and escape our best defenses. The latest competitors are variants of COVID-19, some of which are more transmissible and may cause more severe…
Immunogenicity trials will test vaccines’ effectiveness so they can be tweaked or boosters given, should the virus variants show resistance. Medscape Medical News
The South Africa coronavirus variant has raised fears around the world that new Covid-19 strains will render the current generation of vaccines ineffective.
Without federal strategy or enough funding, US sequencing superpowers don’t work.
A single genome sequence has shown that the UK and California variants of the coronavirus have combined into a heavily mutated hybrid. Here’s what you need to know about this recombinant variant of the coronavirus
PARIS (AP) – New virus variants are spreading fast in multiple regions of France, causing local authorities to order tougher mask rules and a curfew crackdown around the English Channel coast, and prompting growing calls for a new lockdown in the east. Although France closed its borders with Britain in …
“We will continue to see the evolution of mutants,” Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, said Friday.
The Ars guide to the coronavirus variants
COVID variants could get around the human immune response. “Immune escape” could mean more people who have had COVID-19 could get reinfection and current vaccines may need an update. UK Variant B.1.1.7 is spreading faster in the UK and other countries but a South Africa 501Y.V2 variant is also worrying experts. The South Africa mutations…
Covid-19 Variants Could Multiply