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COVID-19 vaccine will be as effective against the mutated virus, says CSIR DG Dr Shekhar Mande

A new mutated version of the coronavirus has been recently found in the United Kingdom and other countries, CNN ...
COVID-19 vaccine will be as effective against the mutated virus, says CSIR DG Dr Shekhar Mande

A new mutated version of the coronavirus has been recently found in the United Kingdom and other countries, CNN reported.

Vaccine is believed to fight off any mutation to the virus as these are very minor mutations. Vaccine or antibodies produced in the body are against the entire virus. In principle, the vaccine will be as effective against the mutated virus, said Council of Scientific & Industrial Research Director General Dr Shekhar Mande. 

On December 20, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had informed the public that a new variant of the COVID-19 virus has been found in the UK.

"Given the early evidence we have on this new variant of the virus, and the potential risk it poses, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you we cannot continue with Christmas as planned," he had tweeted.

The new strain of Covid-19 is "out of control", said UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday.

"The only way you can do that is by restricting social contacts and essentially, especially in Tier 4 areas, everybody needs to behave as if they may well have the virus and that is the way that we can get it under control and keep people safe," he added.

The new strain of Covid-19 is "out of control", said UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday.

Amid rising concerns over the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK, flight services from the UK to India have been suspended till December 31.
 

COVID-19 vaccine will be as effective against the mutated virus, says CSIR DG Dr Shekhar Mande
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