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Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City – CNN

Two separate teams of researchers have found a worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City that carries mutations that help it evade the body’s natural immune…

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(CNN)Two separate teams of researchers saidthis week they have found a worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City and elsewhere in the Northeast that carries mutations that help it evade the body’s natural immune response — as well as the effects of monoclonal antibody treatments.
Genomics researchers have named the variant B.1.526. It appears in people affected in diverse neighborhoods of New York City, they said, and is “scattered in the Northeast.”
One of the mutations in this variant…

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