Will the Covid-19 vaccine work on the new variants?

Will the Covid-19 vaccine work on the new variants?
Katherine Ellen Foley
·3 min read

At the moment, there are two broad kinds of mutations scientists are keeping an eye on: Some that make the virus more infectious, and others that appear to make it capable of evading antibodies generated by vaccines. “What’s going on now is the virus is adapting to a new host,” says David Topham, a microbiologist and immunologist at the University of Rochester in New York. The first kind of mutations scientists have noticed, which seem to make the virus more infectious, first popped up in the UK.