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New results from an ongoing collaborative effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 shows that the prevalence of a coronavirus lineage, characterized by the L452R substitution and two other mutations in the virus’s spike protein, has significantly increased in recent months.
We posed the most common COVID-19 vaccine quandaries to Bryn Boslett, MD, an infectious disease expert who is leading the vaccination effort at UCSF. She explains why mRNA vaccines won’t affect your DNA, which allergies pose a risk, what 95 percent efficacy really means, and more.
A mutated version of the novel coronavirus has been making the news for being more contagious. We asked UCSF infectious disease expert Charles Chiu, MD, PhD, how the new variant emerged, whether available vaccines will still work, and what we need to do now.