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Covid: New heavily mutated variant B.1.1.529 in South Africa raises concern

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Covid: New heavily mutated variant B.1.1.529 in South Africa raises concern

sunakhari news/ kathmandu – The latest is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far – and it has such a long list of mutations that it was described by one scientist as “horrific” while another told me it was the worst variant they’d seen.

 

It is early days and the confirmed cases are still mostly concentrated in one province in South Africa,but there are hints it may have spread further.

Immediately there are questions around how quickly the new variant spreads, its ability to bypass some of the protection given by vaccines and what should be done about it.