'More than we have seen before': Professor issues stark warning about new Covid variant

Speaking on the BBC Breakfast show, professor Clare Bryant of the University of Cambridge singled out two reasons why the new variant is a grave cause for concern.

“The real concern about this strain is that it is carrying a lot of mutations.There are a lot of mutations in the spike protein,” she warned.

The virus latches on to the spike protein to gain entry into the cells.

Prof Bryant continued: “Many more [mutations] than we have seen before and of course all our vaccines are made against that spike protein.”

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