Washington University ICTS investigators find new evidence COVID-19 antibodies, vaccines less effective against variants
Matt Miller, Washington University School of Medicine
New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that three new, fast-spreading variants of the virus that cause COVID-19 can evade antibodies that work against the original form of the virus that sparked the pandemic. With few exceptions, whether such antibodies were produced in response to vaccination or natural infection, or were purified antibodies intended for use as drugs, the researchers found more antibody is needed to neutralize the new variants.
Submitted by Leslie Roettger on Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 14:16.
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