C.1.2, New COVID Variant Found in 8 Countries, Likely to be More Infectious, Evade Vaccine Protection

Posted on September 1, 2021September 1, 2021   Leave a comment on C.1.2, New COVID Variant Found in 8 Countries, Likely to be More Infectious, Evade Vaccine Protection

A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which cause COVID-19, has been detected in South Africa and many other countries globally which could be more transmissible and evade protection provided by vaccines, according to study. Scientists from National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) in South Africa said the potential variant of interest, C.1.2, was first detected in the country in May this year. C.1.2 has since been found in China, the … Continue reading “C.1.2, New COVID Variant Found in 8 Countries, Likely to be More Infectious, Evade Vaccine Protection”