The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, leaving experts worried

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it … Read More

BioNTech CEO says coronavirus vaccine ‘highly likely’ to protect against new strain

German pharmaceutical company BioNTech is confident that its coronavirus vaccine works against the new U.K. variant, but further studies are needed to be completely sure, its chief executive said Tuesday. … Read More

U.S. mulls restrictions for U.K. travellers amid new coronavirus strain: reports

The U.S. government is considering requiring that all passengers traveling from the United Kingdom receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of departure as a condition of entry, airline … Read More

Masks, handwashing and distancing remain key amid new U.K. coronavirus variant, doctors say

As news of a new, faster-spreading variant of the coronavirus prompts global action from world leaders and a flurry of fresh concerns, doctors have unsurprising yet important advice for individual … Read More

Canada watching for new COVID-19 variant, warns against travel to U.K.

Canadian federal health officials are so far offering few updates on the emergence of a new coronavirus strain in the U.K. that the World Health Organization noted on Monday appears … Read More

Australia confirms 2 cases of new coronavirus mutation

Australia confirmed on Monday it has detected two cases of a fast-spreading new coronavirus strain that has forced Britain to reverse plans to ease curbs over Christmas, the first confirmed cases of the strain in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia’s most populous state … Read More

‘No need to panic’: COVID-19 mutations unlikely to impact vaccine, experts say

All viruses mutate, it’s just what they do. Scientists create a new flu vaccine every year, for instance, just to keep up. For SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the … Read More

Coronavirus mutation in minks: Experts keeping ‘close eye’ on human infections

As the new coronavirus continues to infect and kill humans around the world, there are now growing fears about the mutation of the deadly virus in animals. Authorities in Denmark … Read More

Mutation that made coronavirus more infectious may make it vulnerable to vaccines: study

A mutation that caused the novel coronavirus to be more infectious might also have left it more vulnerable to vaccines, according to a new study. In a new paper, published … Read More

Mutation could significantly increase coronavirus infection ability, study suggests

By Manas Mishra Reuters Posted June 16, 2020 7:19 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A specific mutation in the new … Read More

Coronavirus mutations don’t seem to be ‘dangerous,’ but other threats remain: experts

The novel coronavirus does not appear to be mutating in a dangerous way, according to experts studying the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. In a press briefing on … Read More