“It might be more easily transmissible than other variants, and its impact on vaccines is uncertain” – study • same mutation may be occurring independently around the world
Quest for homegrown vaccine continues even as country races to inoculate millions with Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna shots.
In the event of a positive diagnosis, patients will be treated with customized drugs to help ease the disease.
"We won't get back to normal quickly," Dale Fisher, chairman of WHO's Outbreak Alert and Response Network.
The nasal spray works by killing the virus in the upper airways, which prevents it from incubating and spreading into the lungs.
The British mutation has likely spread much more rapidly across the country. It could impact the lockdown timetable.
The FDA, however, said the risk that these mutations will impact overall testing accuracy is low.
The mutation could be responsible for greater transmissibility and there had been concern it could also make the virus escape antibody neutralization elicited by the vaccine.