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Researchers concerned ‘escape mutation’ found in COVID-19 variants may help virus evade antibodies

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has been called an "escape mutation" by researchers because it appears to help the virus slip past the body’s immune response and make us sick, according to the British Medical Journal (BMJ).The body makes antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, either from previous infection or vaccination.

Research has suggested that the E484K mutation makes it harder for certain antibodies to neutralize the virus and prevent it from entering cells.So far, only been 11 cases of the U.K.

B.1.1.7 variant carrying the E484K mutation have been identified in the U.K., according to a report published by Public Health England.Mounting evidence shows that the U.K.

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