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WHO Updates the Nomenclature of SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Rather than being described by the location of where they emerged or an alphanumeric code, variants will be given a Greek letter.
WHO Updates the Nomenclature of SARS-CoV-2 Variants
WHO Updates the Nomenclature of SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Rather than being described by the location of where they emerged or an alphanumeric code, variants will be given a Greek letter.

Rather than being described by the location of where they emerged or an alphanumeric code, variants will be given a Greek letter.

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COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Appear Effective Against Multiple Variants
Lisa Winter | May 6, 2021 | 2 min read
Data from three studies indicate that fully vaccinated patients are able to stave off severe disease from the B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1 variants.
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Side-by-Side Comparisons of Important SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 26, 2021 | 3 min read
Here’s our brief guide to the most noteworthy mutations in the novel coronavirus.
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A Guide to Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 26, 2021 | 5+ min read
Scientists across the world are closely tracking the spread of mutations in the coronavirus and investigating whether they could render current vaccines less effective.