India COVID-19 crisis: Another mutant with major immune escape capacity raising its ugly head, say experts

Published: 21st April 2021 12:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st April 2021 12:49 PM  

Even as the double-mutant Indian variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus is wreaking havoc across the country, genome experts have flagged another lineage of the coronavirus, named B.1.618, with major immune escape capacity. This variant is said to be driving the pandemic in West Bengal and spreading very fast.


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