Covid 19-variants

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'VOC 202012/02' and 'B.1.351' aren't gibberish – why coronavirus variants have weird names
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'VOC 202012/02' and 'B.1.351' aren't gibberish – why coronavirus variants have weird names

The names need to be distinct and informative, not involving geographic references that are similar in pronunciation or memorable.

Coronavirus variant in Brazil infected many who had already recovered from COVID-19
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Coronavirus variant in Brazil infected many who had already recovered from COVID-19

Research on the Brazil variant had been slow since its discovery in December, leaving scientists unsure of just how worrisome it is.

New COVID-19 variant spreading in New York, found in samples from November 2020, studies claim
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New COVID-19 variant spreading in New York, found in samples from November 2020, studies claim

By mid-February, the new variant accounted for roughly one in four viral sequences in a database shared by scientists.

COVID-19 variants: EU to launch incubator for 'second gen' vaccines against future strains
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COVID-19 variants: EU to launch incubator for 'second gen' vaccines against future strains

The 'HERA incubator' will bring together the pharmaceutical industry, laboratories, health authorities and researchers, a spokesperson said.

Around half the South African population may have had COVID-19, serosurvey indicates
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Around half the South African population may have had COVID-19, serosurvey indicates

The South African variant accounts for some 90 percent of the country's second wave of COVID-19 cases, scientists say.

COVID-19 vaccines may be tweaked if emerging coronavirus variants worsen, spread
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COVID-19 vaccines may be tweaked if emerging coronavirus variants worsen, spread

The WHO and FDA are looking to the global flu vaccine system to make decisions around the COVID-19 shots.

SARS-CoV-2 virus may not 'go away', could evolve into minor annoyance like routine cold: Experts
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SARS-CoV-2 virus may not 'go away', could evolve into minor annoyance like routine cold: Experts

It's not clear yet how future mutations in SARS-CoV-2 will shape the trajectory of the current disease.

COVID-19 variant from UK linked to higher hospitalisation risk, death than others
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COVID-19 variant from UK linked to higher hospitalisation risk, death than others

The new findings point to the dangers of countries easing restrictions as the variant takes hold in the

Seven SARS-CoV-2 variants found in US carrying the same mutation, scientists claim
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Seven SARS-CoV-2 variants found in US carrying the same mutation, scientists claim

Prevalence of these seven lineages will be hard to determine since roughly 1 percent of test samples are sent for sequencing.

People should wear better masks as COVID-19 variants are more contagious advise experts say
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People should wear better masks as COVID-19 variants are more contagious advise experts say

The best materials for blocking small particles include non-woven polypropylene, which is used to make N95s and many surgical-type masks, and the HEPA filters in planes.

Coronavirus variants, viral mutation and vaccines: The science you need to understand
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Coronavirus variants, viral mutation and vaccines: The science you need to understand

It is important to monitor new variants because people who’ve been infected might be infected again if the virus has mutated and their immune system can’t recognize it.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doesn't work well against South Africa virus variant: Study
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AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doesn't work well against South Africa virus variant: Study

The developments, which came nearly a week after 1 million doses of the vaccine arrived in South Africa, were a huge setback for the country.

FDA puts together strategy for COVID-19 vaccines less effective against new virus variants
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FDA puts together strategy for COVID-19 vaccines less effective against new virus variants

Pfizer and Moderna officials say they are prepared to tweak their vaccines as needed, in as little as six weeks time.

GSK, CureVac band together to develop vaccine that will target new COVID-19 mutations
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GSK, CureVac band together to develop vaccine that will target new COVID-19 mutations

Health officials around the world are raising concerns about new virus variants that are more contagious or resistant to existing vaccines.

US detects first instance of COVID-19 disease from South African SARS-CoV-2 variant
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US detects first instance of COVID-19 disease from South African SARS-CoV-2 variant

Scientists are primarily concerned with the emergence of three specific variants that are likely to spread more easily.

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is 89.3 percent effective, but less so against variants, shows UK trial
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Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is 89.3 percent effective, but less so against variants, shows UK trial

The vaccine was found 96% effective against the older coronavirus and over 85% effective against the new variant.

Will combining Oxford's vaccine with Russia's Sputnik V make it more effective?
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Will combining Oxford's vaccine with Russia's Sputnik V make it more effective?

It’s not yet known why reduced-dose of the Oxford vaccine showed better efficacy in trials, but it could be down to the viral vector.

UK launches global 'assessment platform' to track new coronavirus variants as they emerge
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UK launches global 'assessment platform' to track new coronavirus variants as they emerge

The platform will supposedly offer genomics expertise in the UK to identify new variants, to countries who do not have the resources to do so.

Coronavirus mutant variant: What is the spike protein and why is it so important?
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Coronavirus mutant variant: What is the spike protein and why is it so important?

The new variant carries several peculiar changes to the spike protein when compared to other closely related variants.

Mutant Coronavirus strain found in UK: Is it more dangerous, what does it mean for vaccine, and other FAQs answered
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Mutant Coronavirus strain found in UK: Is it more dangerous, what does it mean for vaccine, and other FAQs answered

It is anticipated that the vaccine's efficacy will not be significantly hampered by mutations of the Coronavirus strain.