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# south african variant

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# variant of concern
Hundreds of thousands of Londoners tested amid South African variant fears
Some 44 confirmed cases of the variant have been found in south London, with a further 30 probable cases identified.
# Pfizer BioNTech
Israeli study says South African Covid-19 variant can evade Pfizer vaccine
The study did not reveal any data to show if the variant would still cause serious illness among those who have been vaccinated.
# covid variants
Three cases of South African Covid-19 variant detected in Northern Ireland
The North’s health minister said this development demonstrates the need for continued caution.
# Oxford
AstraZeneca vaccine is less effective against South African variant, research says
The company believes the jab is still effective against severe disease caused by the South African variant.