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UK adds six countries to red list over super-mutant COVID-19 variant

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(News 1st); The UK Health Security Agency sounded the alarm over a new ‘worst-ever’ super-mutant COVID-19 variant that will make vaccines at least 40% less effective, forcing flights to be banned from South Africa and five other countries.Experts explained earlier how the B.1.1.529 variant has more than 30 mutations, the most ever recorded in a variant and twice as many as Delta – that suggest it could be more jab-resistant and transmissible than any version before it.The variant – which could be named ‘Nu’ by the World Health Organization in the coming days – has caused an ‘exponential’ rise in infections in South Africa and has already spread to three countries – including Hong Kong and Botswana, where it is believed to have emerged.In.

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