Vaccines Ineffective against Spike Protein changes in Covid-19 Variant

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Researchers from the Boston Children’s Hospital, have found new properties in the spike protein of the Alpha, first identified in the UK and Beta, first identified in South Africa variants. The changes to the ‘spike’ protein explain the faster spread of Alpha, and how the Beta variant evades immune responses, suggesting the need for a booster with an updated vaccine.
Spike proteins, on the surface of SARS CoV-2, are what enable the virus to attach to and enter our cells, and all current vaccines are directed against them.

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