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COVID-19 mutations that could ‘evade immune response’ flagged by Indian scientists

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Indian government has told authorities about minor mutations in some samples of the coronavirus that could “possibly evade immune response” and require more study, a leader of the forum has told Reuters.However the advisers said while they were flagging the mutations, there was no reason currently to believe they were expanding or could be dangerous.Scientists are studying what led to the current surge in cases in India and particularly whether a variant first detected in the country, called B.1.617, is to blame.

The World Health Organization has not declared the Indian variant a “variant of concern,” as it has done for variants first detected in Britain, Brazil and South Africa.

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