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US vaccines are effective against COVID-19 strain first detected in India, says Anthony Fauci
Firstpost | 19/05/2021 01:38 PM | Click to read full article
COVID-19 vaccines that are available in the United States are effective against the deadly variant that was first detected in India, top US health officials said on Tuesday. 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 neutralization 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," Dr Anthony Fauci, said.