What you need to know about South African COVID-19 variant

Dr. Jen Ashton has the latest on Moderna’s vaccine tests against this new mutation.
1:22 | 01/26/21

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Transcript for What you need to know about South African COVID-19 variant
know." We're tracking all the big developments today. Dr. Jen Ashton with us to guide us through the numbers. These are the latest from Johns Hopkins university in the U.S. More than 22.the million cases, 293.6 in the U.S. Doc, uk, South Africa and Brazil, what do we know? Big news from moderna. It has to do with the south African variant as it's called. They have announced they're testing two booster shots, putting them into pre clinical studies and phase one trials. They're saying it's out of an abundance of precaution and being proactive. Lab data on the South Africa variant shows a six-fold lower anti-response. However, this is the bright news, they're thinking it will still offer protection, the vaccine. All eyes on these variants. There's a lot we don't know. Glad you're here to help guide us. Thank you very much.

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