USA/UK: 2 separate clades of Delta coronavirus variant with K417N – AY.1 and AY.2

Through routine scanning of variation in Delta, a small number of sequences were detected which had acquired the spike protein mutation K417N....More...

UK: Delta with K417N – the “mountaineers” variant – PHE coronavirus Delta-AY.1 update

Of the 36 cases of Delta-AY.1 (mountaineers) variant, 27 cases were known to have a vaccination status within the National Immunisation Management System (NIMS). ...More...

UK: “Everest climbers could have spread potentially more infectious and vaccine resistant’ variant

So, more of a “Western mountaineers” variant then?

 

Daily Mail story “Everest climbers could have spread ‘potentially more infectious AND vaccine resistant’ Nepal Covid variant

 

Rapid rise of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spike mutation T478K found in Mexico and several European countries

 

UK: “Everest climbers could have spread potentially more infectious and vaccine resistant’ variant

 

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Nepal: new coronavirus daily case rate still closely tied to India’s outbreak

Nepal’s daily coronavirus case is still closely tracking that of its neighbour India, Nepal may also be in need of assistance with medical supplies and equipment to alleviate suffering within the next 7 days....More...