Pfizer, Moderna to Test Their Vaccines Against UK Coronavirus Variant
Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc are testing their COVID-19 vaccines against the new fast-spreading version of the virus that has emerged in Britain.
Moderna expects immunity from its vaccine to protect against the variants and is performing more tests in the coming weeks to confirm, the company said in a statement.
Pfizer said it is "generating data" on how well blood samples from people immunized with its vaccine "may be able to neutralize the new strain from the UK," according to the report.
The main worry is that the new variant is 40%-70% more transmissible.
Scientists have said there's no evidence that vaccines currently being deployed in the United Kingdom or other COVID-19 shots in development will not protect against this variant. (JPost / VFI News)
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