December 5, 2021

The World Stock Markets Tips & Targets, News, Views & Updates

The World Stock Markets Tips & Targets, News, Views & Updates

Covid new variant: What we know so far about the new B.1.1529 strain

A new variant of the coronavirus — B.1.1.529 — has been identified in South Africa, with South African officials stating that it’s a variant of concern. Scientists say B.1.1.529 carries a high number of mutations in its spike protein, which plays a key role in the virus’ entry into cells in the body. It’s also what is targeted by vaccines. Researchers are still trying to determine whether it is more transmissible or more lethal than previous ones.

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