What we know about variant C.1.2 – CTV

September 1, 2021

TORONTO — A COVID-19 variant first discovered in South Africa, is making headlines around the world as scientists work to determine its transmissibility and antibody-evading properties.

According to a study that has yet to be peer reviewed, variant C.1.2 was first identified in South Africa and has been circulating since May 2021. It has since been detected in at least seven other countries.

The South African researchers said in their Aug. 24 publication that the C.1.2 variant shares some mutations with all four variants of concern, and has a number of additional mutations. The researchers added that the mutations C.1.2 has in common with the variants of concern are associated with more transmissibility and antibody-evading properties, but that it’s too early to confirm if C.1.2 will share these traits.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/what-we-know-about-variant-c-1-2-1.5569354

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