COVID-19: a new mutation reduces the effectiveness of vaccines by 10 times
The vaccine is ten times less effective against the virus with the mutation of the British strain. Meanwhile, 10 million people have already received the first dose of the vaccine in the UK.
According to CNN, such results showed antibodies extracted from the blood of people who received the BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine.
вЂњThis is probably bad news for the effectiveness of vaccines,вЂќ said Joseph Fover, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health.
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed that cases of the mutation have been found in Bristol and Liverpool and will now undergo mass testing in the affected areas of these cities.
Scientists are confident that vaccination will help reduce morbidity and mortality even if it is not as effective against the new mutation.
We previously reported that the European Commission has decided to impose export controls on COVID-19 vaccines.
Previously, the reason for this decision was the scandal around AstraZeneca, which due to production problems announced a 60 percent cut in the supply of its drug.
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