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One older COVID-19 variant, A.30, has a mutation that can be dangerous

A.30 is an older COVID-19 variant, and it’s causing concern with the potential for evading vaccines.

Researchers in Germany have warned that an older variant, known as A.30, has the possibility of evading vaccines. If it resurfaces, it could cause issues.

A.30 can evade both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines.


The good news is it has not been seen since June of 2021.

Data shows that only around 5 cases exist throughout the world with 3 in Angola, one in Sweden, and one in the United Kingdom.

Recently Delta has taken over as the dominant variant, keeping any others from being able to spread.

The most recent variant to raise any kind of concern is the Delta plus variant.

Related: COVID-19 variant AY.4.2 is found to be more transmissible than Delta; new name may be Nu



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