SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variants from mink evade inhibition by antibodies

Animals, Coronavirus, Health, Infection, Mink, Mutation, Reservoir, Science, Transmission, Y453F

“Our results show that one of two antibodies from an antibody cocktail used for COVID-19 therapy no longer efficiently inhibits the viral variant with the Y453F mutation.”.

“Furthermore, our study demonstrates that the Y453F mutation reduces inhibition of the virus by antibodies produced by COVID-19 patients. This means that people who were infected with SARS-CoV-2 may have reduced protection against mink variants of the virus,” says Markus Hoffmann report



** This post was originally published on April 20, 2021 **