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American vaccines effective against COVID strain first found in India, say U.S. officials

The Hindu | 19/05/2021 09:12 AM | Click to read full article

The B.1.617 virus variant, first identified in India last year, has been classified as a ‘variant of concern’ at the global level by the World Health Organisation.

“The modest neutralisation resistance to the 617 antibodies suggests that the current vaccines that we are all using that we’ve been speaking about would be at least partially and probably quite protective,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci.