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How effective has Israel’s SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccination campaign been against the UK variant? – News-Medical.Net

A recent study by researchers at Tel Aviv University describes the UK variant’s rise to dominance in Israel. It also assesses the efficacy of the testing and vaccination…

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Several genetic variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have risen to prominence during the course of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, one of which is the UK variant – termed B.1.1.7 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This variant is associated with increased transmissibility compared to the wild-type virus due to several specific mutations in the spike protein that enhance affinity towards the angiotensin-converting enzyme…

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