We Know More About Those COVID-19 Variants. It’s Not Great | SciShow News

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Scientists have learned more about the UK and South American variant of the COVID-19 virus, and how they might be affected by vaccines. The news isn’t good, but behind the scary headlines is important research that can help us be better equipped to continue fighting the virus.

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Sources:
Highlighted research:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/955239/NERVTAG_paper_on_variant_of_concern__VOC__B.1.1.7.pdf
https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.18.427166
https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.15.426911
Other Sources:
https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.18.426984
https://cmmid.github.io/topics/covid19/uk-novel-variant.html
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/SARS-CoV-2-variant-multiple-spike-protein-mutations-United-Kingdom.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/transmission/variant.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/science-and-research/scientific-brief-emerging-variants.html
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41551-020-00660-2
Other Coverage:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/22/world/europe/virus-variant-uk.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/health/coronavirus-moderna-vaccine-variant.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55768627
https://www.statnews.com/2021/01/20/pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-works-just-as-well-against-variant-first-detected-in-u-k-study-indicates/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pfizer-vaccine/pfizer-vaccine-appears-effective-against-coronavirus-variant-found-in-britain-study-idUSKBN29P13A
https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-coronavirus-vaccine-845ef3fed4125ab271f6b5de641aae1a
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00502-w

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