Stanford scientists researching potential COVID-19 variant strains

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STANFORD, Cali. (WWLP) – Medical researchers at Stanford College are analyzing tons of of samples of potential COVID-19 variant strains.

The Stanford scientists are testing for identified mutations, just like the one found in the UK. It’s a variant that the British Prime Minister says could possibly be linked to larger loss of life charges.


The excellent news from Dr. Anthony Fauci, nevertheless, is that the present vaccines seem to stay efficient towards all variants discovered up to now.

“It will permit us to judge for essential concerns whether or not they’re extra transmissible, whether or not they produce extra extreme illness and whether or not there may be any influence on efficacy of vaccine,” Dr. Benjamin Pinsky, a Stanford Researcher stated.

Stanford began the screenings final week, and plans to ramp up efforts within the coming days.