Kenyan Covid Variant Seen as Similar Enough for Vaccine to Work - (MSN via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Medical researchers in Kenya said a unique COVID-19 variant discovered in the country does not show significant change to raise concern over vaccine effectiveness, as reported by MSN.

  • The variant was observed in sequencing rounds carried out between March and June and another that ended in October. 

  • According to researcher Charles Agoti, the variant has "one change that is suspected to be of significance."

  • He noted that variants in South Africa and the UK had eight and nine changes respectively, adding "we are resisting calling this a new variant because it doesn't have many changes."

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