The ‘Most Worrying’ Coronavirus E484K Mutant Has Arrived

E484K (in South Africa) mutation evades human antibodies and causes reinfections, but the situation is still manageable.

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When immunologists culture the novel coronavirus — SARS-CoV-2 — in the presence of low amounts of human antibodies, it gained three mutations that endowed it with…

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Shin Jie Yong

Shin Jie Yong

Aiming to improve scientific literacy in this age of information overload and mis/disinformation, especially on controversial and polarizing topics.