Scientists warn of new Covid variant with high number of mutations

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>Prof Francois Balloux, the director of the UCL Genetics Institute, said the large number of mutations in the variant apparently accumulated in a “single burst”, suggesting it may have evolved during a chronic infection in a person with a weakened immune system, possibly an untreated HIV/Aids patient. >“I would definitely expect it to be poorly recognised by neutralising antibodies relative to Alpha or Delta,” he said. “It is difficult to predict how transmissible it may be at this stage. For the time being it should be closely monitored and analysed, **but there is no reason to get overly concerned unless it starts going up in frequency in the near future.**”

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10 cases, originating in s.africa. That’s about all there is to know at the moment. They’re unsure how contagious or how it’ll react to current vaccines.

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never ending pandemic folks

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This is why I still wear a mask everywhere

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Just in time for 2022

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