WHO calls special meeting to discuss new Covid variant found in South Africa with 'a large number of mutations'

WHO calls special meeting to discuss new Covid variant found in South Africa with 'a large number of mutations'

WHO calls special meeting to discuss new Covid variant found in South Africa with 'a large number of mutations' - The World Health Organization is monitoring a new Covid variant, scheduling a special meeting Friday to discuss what it may mean for vaccines and treatments, officials said. - The variant, called B.1.1.529, has been detected in South Africa in small numbers. - South African scientists have detected 30 mutations to the spike protein, the part of the virus that binds to cells in the body, which could have implications for vaccine efficacy and transmissibility. The World Health Organization is monitoring a new variant with numerous mutations to the spike protein, scheduling a special meeting Friday to discuss what it may mean for vaccines and treatments, officials said Thursday. The variant, …
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