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Dangerously mutated COVID variant detected in 47 U.S. states

The R.1 variant has mutations that could help it bypass the protections given to people by receiving two doses of the vaccine.

9/22/2021 8:24:00 PM

The R.1 variant has mutations that could help it bypass the protections given to people by receiving two doses of the vaccine.

The R.1 variant has mutations that could help it bypass the protections given to people by receiving two doses of the vaccine.

can lead to"increased resistance to antibodies."This means it could make the variant better at evading those antibodies that are created by having the vaccine and in those who have already been infected.R.1 contains the W152L mutation in a region of the spike protein that is the target of antibodies that could reduce their effectiveness, according to the

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CDC.The W152L mutation was also present in a minor variant of the Delta strain that was detected in India.R.1 also shares a mutation with other variants, namely C241U, NSP12: P323L and D614G. D614G causes increased infections while it is not known what effect the other two have. All three mutations have been detected in strains that superseded the original Wuhan strain.

Data from John Hopkins University found that, as of Tuesday, the COVID-19 pandemic had killed more than 4.55 million people and had infected some 229 million.The World Health Organization continues to monitor COVID-19 strains and classifies them based on their rate of infections. headtopics.com

Eta, Iota and Kappa were recently downgradedfrom being"variants of concern" to"variants under monitoring" after their circulation was hindered by other variants.The variant has been detected in 47 states. Registered Nurse Robert Orallo administers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Blood Bank of Alaska in Anchorage on March 19, 2021.

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Uh oh, a new variant that resists the vaccines. All while people argue against the first one with no valid explanation as to why. 🐃💩

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U.S. to donate 500 million more vaccine doses to lower-income countriesU.S. to donate 500M more Covid vaccine doses to lower-income countries, administration official says. How nice of us to donate vials of expired or about to expire clot shot to people who don’t want it. Maybe we should focus on our own country for a little bit. Great news. Keep moving forward.

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