S.Africa detects new COVID-19 variant, implications not yet clear

S.Africa detects new COVID-19 variant, implications not yet clear

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 25 (Reuters) – South African scientists have detected a new COVID-19 variant in small numbers and are working to understand its potential implications, they said on Thursday.The variant – called B.1.1.529 – has a “very unusual constellation” of mutations, which are concerning because they could help it evade the body’s immune response and … Read more

S Africa detects new Covid-19 variant, implications ‘not clear’

Scientists say ‘B.1.1.529’ variant has a ‘very unusual constellation’ of mutations JOHANNESBURG: South African scientists have detected a new Covid-19 variant in small numbers and are working to understand its potential implications, they said on Thursday. The variant – called B.1.1.529 – has a “very unusual constellation” of mutations, which are concerning because they could help … Read more