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Bristol Covid variant could 'reinfect people who've had vaccine' SAGE expert fears

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A Bristol variant of coronavirus could reinfect people who have been vaccinated, a SAGE expert warned. Professor John Edmunds said the strain could also reinfect those who have simply been diagnosed with coronavirus before, adding it would be "very dangerous" to let the  virus  rip through the UK.

The new variant emerged last week and was found to have developed directly from the Kent strain. It includes a mutation called E484K, allowing the virus to evade vaccines more easily.

Prof Edmunds told ITV's Robert Peston: “I don’t know whether the Bristol variant is any more transmissible than the Kent variant - I suspect it isn’t." "Where it has an advantage, potentially at least, is that it may be able to reinfect people who have been

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