• Sarbecovirus discovered in Russian bat can infect humans and is resistant to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    A recently discovered virus in a Russian bat that is similar to SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19, is likely capable of infecting humans and, if it were to spillover, is resistant to current vaccines.
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  • Scientists Find a New Coronavirus in Bats That Is Resistant to Current Vaccines

    8 days ago - By Time

    It's the news that public health experts expect but dread: virus-hunting researchers have discovered a new coronavirus in bats that could spell trouble for the human population. The virus can infect human cells and is already able to skirt the immune protection from COVID-19 vaccines.
    Reporting in the journal PLoS Pathogens , scientists led by Michael Letko, assistant professor in the Paul Allen School of Public Health at Washington State University, found a group of coronaviruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 that were initially discovered living in bats in Russia in 2020. At the time, scientists...
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