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  • It is based on a real-world data study in Israel though its prevalence in the country is low and the research has not been peer-reviewed.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.

A recent...

Countries Concerned As WHO COVID-19 Origin Study Report Delayed

The United States and 13 other countries expressed concerns on Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) report on the origins of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was delayed and lacked access to complete data, according to a joint statement, reports reuters.

Data was Withheld

It followed WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s assertion that data was withheld from its investigators who traveled to China to research the origins of the pandemic.

“It is equally essential...

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