Study of convalescent sera from 44 South Africans infected in first wave, >90% showed reduced immunity & 48% had complete immune escape to 501Y.V2

Study of convalescent sera from 44 South Africans infected in first wave >90% showed reduced immunity and 48% had complete immune esape to 501Y.V2… ...More...

Emergence and rapid spread of a new SARS-CoV-2 lineage with multiple spike mutations in South Africa

“Here, we describe a new SARS-CoV-2 lineage (501Y.V2) characterised by eight lineage-defining mutations in the spike protein, including three at important residues in the receptor-binding domain (K417N, E484K and N501Y) that may have functional significance.… ...More...