New Covid 19 Variant, Threat To Prevailing Vaccine

  • The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through” the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to some extent.
  • It is based on a real-world data study in Israel though its prevalence in the country is low and the research has not been peer-reviewed.
  • The South African variant, B.1.351, was found to make up about 1 per cent of all the COVID-19 cases across all the people studied.
  • The companies said on April 1 that their vaccine was around 91 per cent effective at preventing COVID-19.

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