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UK virus variant mutates again: professor – The West Australian

A coronavirus mutation known as E484K has occurred spontaneously in the UK variant, a professor of outbreak medicine says.

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The coronavirus mutation “of most concern” that could impact vaccine efficacy has occurred spontaneously in the UK variant, a professor of outbreak medicine who is part of a panel that advises the government says.
The E484K mutation, which occurs on the spike protein of the virus, is the same change as has been seen in the South African and Brazilian variants that have caused international concern.
Several laboratory studies have found that vaccines and antibody therapy are less effective against…

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