Covid-19: Israel Fears a New Vaccine-Resistant Mutation

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Israel fears a vaccine resistant coronavirus Covid-19 mutation

“Mass vaccination could “put ‘evolutionary pressure’ on the virus and generate mutations,” according to a report.

This is one of the possible side effects of mass vaccination in this country: it could promote the emergence of an Israeli variant of the vaccine-resistant coronavirus, reports a task force led by the Israeli army, in a study relayed on Saturday 23rd January.

“The mass vaccination campaign that is currently taking place at the same time as the active epidemic in Israel may cause  ‘evolutionary pressure’ on the virus and generate mutations,” according to this report from the National Information and Knowledge Center on the coronavirus. Almost 3 million people received the first injection of the Pfizer vaccine, nearly a third of this country of 9 million people.

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