A woman gets a Covid-19 vaccine shot inside the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 1. Photo: AP
A woman gets a Covid-19 vaccine shot inside the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 1. Photo: AP

Brazil’s P1 coronavirus variant mutating, may become more dangerous, say scientists

  • Researchers fear the virus is creating another ‘escape mechanism’ to evade antibodies, which could make it more resistant to vaccines
  • The changes appear to be similar to mutations seen in the even more aggressive South African variant

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A woman gets a Covid-19 vaccine shot inside the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 1. Photo: AP
A woman gets a Covid-19 vaccine shot inside the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 1. Photo: AP
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