Double mutant novel coronavirus found in India, WHO: worrying

A novel coronavirus with both E484Q and L452R mutations has been discovered in India and has been submitted to the WHO Working Group on Virus Evolution, according to Maria van Kohoff, technical director of the WHO Health Emergency Programme, at the WHO’s daily briefing on COVID-19 on Tuesday.
The “double mutation” was discovered at the end of 2020 and the rate of infections is increasing.
The presence of “double mutations” in the virus has raised concerns that it could lead to increased infectivity, with some mutations also reducing neutralization responses or affecting the effectiveness of pandemic responses such as vaccines.

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