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The University of Texas Medical Branch stated that the Pfizer vaccine is effective against the new Mutant Strain which originated in the UK.
The Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was tested against the new mutants strain and appeared to be working effectively against the mutation strain which has been called the N501Y mutation of the spike protein.
The mutant strain has been of a great concern due to its greater transmission than the regular COVID-19 virus strain. However, it is possible for the vaccine to eliminate the virus.
The study was conducted by the Texas University on blood taken from those who have suffered with the mutant strain.
The vaccine was tested on 17 different COVID-19 variants and have worked effectively on 16 of them.
Both the Pfizer Inc and the BioNTech vaccine will be effective with the new strain, preventing further transmission and spread.
By Meena Atmakuri