USA: Washington State Vaccine Breakthroughs by Variant up to 28th July 2021

This week’s update from Washington State showing vaccine breakthrough cases and which Sars-CoV-2 variant is causing them up to 28th July 2021....More...

Belgium: 90-year-old woman coinfection with Alpha and Beta coronavirus variants

Researchers in Belgium report on the case of a 90-year-old woman who was simultaneously infected with two different variants of concern (VOCs) of COVID-19, in a Case Report being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) held online this year....More...

Australia: Sydney goes into #coronavirus lockdown with 80 cases

Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast and Wollongong will go into a 14-day lockdown as health authorities try to regain control of a coronavirus outbreak that has ballooned to 80 cases....More...

Vietnam: No new hybrid coronavirus strain detected in Vietnam says WHO

“There is no new hybrid variant in Vietnam at this moment based on WHO definition,” Kidong Park, the WHO representative in Vietnam, told Nikkei Asia on Wednesday....More...

UK: government risk assessment of coronavirus Delta variant B.1.617.2 – evidence of frequent vaccine failure or decreased effectiveness in humans * UPDATED *

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  • * UK risk assessment for Delta variant as per 10th June 2021

 

Previous UK risk assessment as per 3rd June 2021

The UK government risk assessment for B.1.617.2 Delta variant has been published today and it’s NOT good news....More...

Preprint: B.1.617 #coronavirus variants show enhanced spike cleavage by furin

“The spike (S) glycoprotein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that emerged in 2019 contained a suboptimal furin cleavage site at the S1/S2 junction with the sequence 681 PRRAR/S 686. ...More...