Wednesday, September 1, 2021

WHO warns new mu coronavirus variant could be more vaccine resistant | TheHill

WHO warns new mu coronavirus variant could be more vaccine resistant | TheHill: The Mu variant has a constellation of mutations that indicate potential properties of immune escape. Preliminary data presented to the Virus Evolution Working Group show a reduction in neutralization capacity of convalescent and vaccine sera similar to that seen for the Beta variant, but this needs to be confirmed by further studies," WHO said in its weekly bulletin. Other variants of interest include eta, iota, kappa and lambda. Like mu, lambda was also first detected in South America, in Peru. Iota was first detected in the U.S. in November.

It looks like we'll all be memorizing the Greek alphabet soon.  I hope this doesn't hurt fraternity and sorority branding.

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