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COVID-19: New Variant C.1.2, maybe More Infectious, Evade Vaccine Protection: Study

Newsclick | 01/09/2021 09:10 AM | Click to read full article

A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which cause COVID-19, has been detected in South Africa and many other countries globally which could be more transmissible and evade protection provided by vaccines, according to a study.

The new variant has more mutations than other variants of concern (VOCs) or variants of interest (VOIs) detected worldwide so far, the researchers said.