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Pfizer Says Vaccine Can Work Against Variants

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New research suggests the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech can still work against a mutated coronavirus.

Posted: Jan 8, 2021 2:53 PM

AP- New research suggests the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech can still work against a mutated coronavirus. Two easier-to-spread new variants of the virus have the world on edge. Two easier-to-spread new variants of the virus have the world on edge. Pfizer researchers say laboratory testing shows that the variants share a mutation that doesn’t block the vaccine. Meanwhile, in California, while facing a massive surge in coronavirus cases, the state has been issuing waivers allowing hospitals to temporarily bypass the nation’s only strict nurse-to-patient ratios. Nurses say that being forced to take on more patients is pushing them to the brink of burnout and affecting patient care.

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