“If New Covid Variant Spreads, Current Vaccine May Not Be Effective”: Expert

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Coronavirus: Facts Vs Myths | There is a new ‘new’ variant of coronavirus in the United Kingdom, and it is causing major worries. Scientists have warned that the COVID-19 variant, which has been spreading around the United Kingdom has undergone further genetic changes. The latest tests have identified the mutation as E484K. Dr Julian W Tang, Consultant Virologist, Clinical Microbiology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, said, “We need better masks for protection against this variant and if it starts to spread, then the current vaccine may not be that effective.”

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