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South African COVID-19 variant can better bypass Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine: Israeli study

Firstpost | 12/04/2021 11:20 AM | Click to read full article

The South African coronavirus variant is better at "breaking through" the defences of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine than other forms of the virus, Israeli experts said Sunday.

Among the 150 people in the study who were fully vaccinated and had COVID-19, "the prevalence rate (of the South African variant) was eight times higher than the rate in the unvaccinated (individuals)," the study said.