New Wuhan coronavirus variants will make vaccines ineffective, according to global health experts

Two-thirds of disease experts around the world are of the opinion that new coronavirus variants will render currently available vaccines ineffective within a year, according to a new survey. About 66 percent of epidemiologists, virologists and infectious disease specialists shared the opinion that first-generation jabs for COVID-19 will eventually become useless. The survey’s findings followed attempts by vaccine manufacturers … Continue reading New Wuhan coronavirus variants will make vaccines ineffective, according to global health experts

Brazilian P1 variant now second most prevalent coronavirus strain in the country

The Brazilian variant of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is now the country’s second most prevalent strain of the virus, next to the coronavirus variant from the United Kingdom. Known as P1, the strain is believed to be more infectious than the original and the other mutations, but it is unclear by how much. According to the latest data … Continue reading Brazilian P1 variant now second most prevalent coronavirus strain in the country

Post-vaccine strain? Michigan reports first confirmed case linked to Brazilian P1 coronavirus variant

The state of Michigan reported its first confirmed case linked to the Brazilian strain of the Wuhan coronavirus. A resident in Bay County was found to have the so-called P1 variant, which is believed to be more contagious than earlier variants and can re-infect patients more easily. Local health authorities reported on April 1 that the first … Continue reading Post-vaccine strain? Michigan reports first confirmed case linked to Brazilian P1 coronavirus variant