B.1.1.529: What do we know about the new coronavirus variant hitting the markets around the world

A new version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 – called B.1.1.529 – has been identified in South Africa, which officials said is a matter of concern. Fears that a new strain could spark outbreaks in many countries, straining health systems, potentially complicating evolving vaccines and efforts to reopen economies and borders, risked global markets … Read more

How delta, kappa variants of Covid evade the immune system

A team of US scientists has discovered how mutations and kappa variants of the COVID virus help the variant avoid detection by antibodies. Scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine obtained plasma samples from 37 individuals aged 22 to 66 who had received two doses of Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech or one dose of … Read more