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The South African coronavirus mutation can infect multiple times, could hamper vaccine – Salon

A new study reveals that a large number of people with COVID-19 antibodies may not be protected from the new strain



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A mutant strain of the novel coronavirus discovered in South Africa appears to be able to ward off antibodies from individuals who had previously recovered from COVID-19 — meaning if the new strain becomes widespread, we may see more people getting infected multiple times. 
A group of South African scientists made this discovery in a paper published earlier this week by South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases. In it, researchers describe how they studied blood samples from a…

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