E484K or B.1.351 in Amravati
Member of the Maharashtra Covid task force confirms genetic mutation behind COVID19 surge in the state. The rapidly spreading E484K mutant found in Amravati. This variant escapes antibodies and can infect people with antibodies. Astrazeneca vaccine has 10% efficacy against this strain.
From 2500 cases to over 6000 in less than a fortnight.
Maharashtra’s second wave and India may follow soon.
We cant afford this!!! more
A bad news! More caution needed to avoid getting infected. Increasing more centres for vaccine administration can help. more
Shailesh, would be great if you can enclose a reference to add authenticity to this piece. more