🥼Antibodies from COVID variant detected in South Africa may offer cross-protection Brazil sees record high daily deaths for 2nd day in a row Follow our coverage for the latest updates ⤵️
The good news is that South Africa is back to its pre-B.1.351 baseline in covid cases. There's no proof this variant is more infectious. Its immune evasion is enough to explain how it took off. And the descent occurred without vaccines.
Breaking: Novavax Covid vaccine shows 89% efficacy in UK trials. Half the cases on the trial were the new ‘Kent’variant so this is first vaccine to show it is effective against the new more contagious variant
JUST IN. Hong Kong said it detected the presence of the UK variant of COVID-19 in a passenger who returned from Manila on December 22.
Hong Kong said it detected the presence of the UK variant of COVID-19 in a passenger who returned from Manila on December 22. READ:
Starting tomorrow @British_Airways will require passengers on UK flights to NY to show a negative COVID test before departure. We are in conversations with Delta and Virgin Atlantic to do the same. We can't let history repeat itself with this new virus variant.
This afternoon, I convened a meeting with the Incident Response Group. We focused on the new variant of COVID-19 identified in the UK, and we have decided to implement new border restrictions in order to keep you - and people right across the country - safe.