#Pfizer says South African variant #N501YV2 #B1351 could reduce vaccine protection by up to 66%

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A laboratory study suggests that the South African variant of the coronavirus N501Y.V2  B.1.351 may reduce antibody protection from the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine by two-thirds, and it is not clear if the shot will be effective against the mutation, the companies said on Wednesday

Reuters report

NEJM paper

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