AstraZeneca says its vaccine should be effective against new coronavirus variant - (London South East via NewsPoints Desk)

  • AstraZeneca said Tuesday that its COVID-19 vaccine should be effective against the new coronavirus variant and that tests were under way to investigate the impact of the mutation, as reported in London South East.

  • "AZD1222 contains the genetic material of the SARS-CoV-2 virus spike protein, and the changes to the genetic code seen in this new viral strain do not appear to change the structure of the spike protein," a company spokesperson said in an email.

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