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Re: ZN ! What's the word on the vaccine vs the Variant Covid strain?

January 02, 2021 09:34PM
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Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus mutation?
Experts believe so, but they're working to confirm that.

[abc7news.com]

WASHINGTON -- Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant?

Experts believe so, but they're working to confirm that.

A coronavirus variant in the United Kingdom has caused alarm because of the possibility that it might spread more easily. But even if that turns out to be true, experts say the COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out will likely still work on the variant.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said data coming from Britain indicates the vaccines still will block the virus. But the U.S. also will do tests to be sure.

Viruses often undergo small changes as they reproduce and move through a population. In fact, the slight modifications are how scientists track the spread of a virus from one place to another.

But if a virus mutates significantly enough, one worry is that current vaccines might no longer offer as much protection. And although that's a possibility to watch for over time with the coronavirus, experts say they don't believe it will be the case with the variant in the U.K.

"My expectation is, this will not be a problem," said Moncef Slaoui, the chief science adviser for the U.S. government's COVID-19 vaccine push.
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  ZN ! What's the word on the vaccine vs the Variant Covid strain?

Ramgator43December 30, 2020 04:57AM

  plus I read many are turning down the vaccine

ferragamo7926December 31, 2020 03:06PM

  Does this have any merit?

Atlantic Ram20January 02, 2021 06:37AM

  And more...

Atlantic Ram14January 03, 2021 09:09AM

  Re: ZN ! What's the word on the vaccine vs the Variant Covid strain?

zn27January 02, 2021 09:34PM

  Re: ZN ! What's the word on the vaccine vs the Variant Covid strain?

zn24January 02, 2021 09:37PM

  Thanks for the info. Good to know. nm

Ramgator7January 03, 2021 07:39AM