Covid-19 Vaccines ‘May Not Work’ Against The South African Variant That’s Been Detected In Ireland

That’s according to a leading member of NPHET.

Three cases of the highly transmissible variant were confirmed here yesterday, all linked to people who’d travelled from South Africa.

Officials also reported a record 8,248 new cases of coronavirus yesterday, along with 20 additional deaths.

A record 1,180 people are in hospital with the virus, with 109 in intensive care.

Dr. Cillian de Gascun, director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory, says the South African variant is a big concern:


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