Coronapod: the whole thing we all know concerning the new COVID variant

Noah Baker and Richard Van Noorden talk about the newest coronavirus variant

In a temporarily creating tale a brand new variant, first detected in Botswana, is triggering speedy motion amongst researchers. The variant – lately named B.1.1.529 has greater than 30 adjustments to the spike protein – and the worry is that those mutations might lead to larger transmissibility, severity of illness and even antibody evasion.

On this episode of Coronapod, we talk about what we all know to this point, how scientists are looking for solutions and what this would imply for the pandemic.

Information: Closely mutated coronavirus variant places scientists on alert

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