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Feb. 8 (UPI) — New genetic variations of COVID-19 represent a significant challenge to efforts to bring an end to the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci…View More Fauci: New COVID-19 variants ‘challenging,’ but vaccines will help
Reuters Scientists are developing booster jabs to tackle Covid-19 variants, a health minister says, amid concerns about the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine’s efficacy against the South Africa…View More Covid: Scientists developing vaccine boosters to tackle variants
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Laboratory studies of mutations circulating in South Africa suggest they may dodge some of the body’s immune responses. The steady drumbeat of reports about new…View More Emerging Coronavirus Variants May Pose Challenges to Vaccines