Despite studies suggesting vaccines could be less effective against some variants, virologist Siddharth Sridhar says they are not totally ineffective. Photo: EPA-EFE Despite studies suggesting vaccines could be less effective against some variants, virologist Siddharth Sridhar says they are not totally ineffective. Photo: EPA-EFE
Despite studies suggesting vaccines could be less effective against some variants, virologist Siddharth Sridhar says they are not totally ineffective. Photo: EPA-EFE

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Coronavirus: what’s the difference between ‘variants’ and ‘mutants’? With Hong Kong on edge over new cases, here’s what you should know

  • City has so far uncovered 10 local cases of variants in the community, as fears grow this could be the tip of the iceberg of a new wave
  • Expert stresses protection against new virus forms remains the same – mask up and get vaccinated

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Despite studies suggesting vaccines could be less effective against some variants, virologist Siddharth Sridhar says they are not totally ineffective. Photo: EPA-EFE Despite studies suggesting vaccines could be less effective against some variants, virologist Siddharth Sridhar says they are not totally ineffective. Photo: EPA-EFE
Despite studies suggesting vaccines could be less effective against some variants, virologist Siddharth Sridhar says they are not totally ineffective. Photo: EPA-EFE
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