Oxford study says existing Covid vaccines may protect against Brazilian variant

Data from a University of Oxford study suggests that existing Covid-19 vaccines may protect against the Brazilian variant of coronavirus
Oxford study says existing Covid vaccines may protect against Brazilian variant(Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash)
Oxford study says existing Covid vaccines may protect against Brazilian variant(Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 18, 2021 04:57 PM IST
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Existing vaccines may protect against the Brazilian variant of the coronavirus, according to a University of Oxford study which examined the impact of natural and vaccine-induced antibodies on different strains.

"These data suggest that natural- and vaccine-induced antibodies can still neutralise these variants, but at lower levels," it said. "Importantly, the P1 ‘Brazilian’ strain may be less resistant to these antibodies than first feared".

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