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Covid-19: Another new variant added to UK watch list – BBC News

It shares a worrying mutation with the South Africa and Brazil variants of concern.



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By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News online
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Scientists have identified 16 cases of another new variant of coronavirus in the UK.
Public Health England has designated it as a ‘variant under investigation’ (VUI), meaning it is on their watch list, but not one they are immediately concerned about.
It has a mutation in common with the South Africa and Brazil variants.
That change, E484K, may help the virus evade some immunity from vaccination or prior infection,…

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