India Claims It Has Spotted A ‘Double Mutant’ Covid-19 Variant That Spreads Easier And May Escape Vaccines

India is in the midst of a third wave which has seen daily cases per million almost treble since last month
Daily Mail: India claims it has spotted a 'double mutant' Covid variant that spreads easier and may escape vaccines… but British scientists say there's no reason to panic
* Indian experts spotted variant in samples in the western state of Maharashtra * Claim it's hybrid of two variants that merged together inside an infected person * But British scientists say there is no evidence and criticised India's 'bold claims'
India today claimed it has spotted a 'double mutant' Covid variant that may spread easier and make vaccines less potent.
Government-backed researchers detected the strain in samples taken in the western state of Maharashtra.
They suggested the variant is a hybrid of two different Covid strains — a rare event which occurs when two viruses merge together inside an infected person.
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WNU Editor: Cases are rising exponentially in India …. India reports new coronavirus variant as daily deaths reach year's high (Reuters)
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