Source: 6 ABC
By Ali Gorman
The new variant or mutation to the coronavirus reported in the United Kingdom is prompting new questions, like will the vaccine still work?
The good news is most researchers believe yes, the vaccine will still work but just in case, Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines against this new variant.
Microbiologist Susan Weiss, Ph.D. has been studying coronaviruses for four decades and is now co-director of Penn’s Center of research on coronavirus and other emerging pathogens.
As for this new variant, she says there is still a lot to learn and as to whether it makes the virus spread faster, that hasn’t been scientifically proven yet.
BioNTech Founder: “Highly likely” that its vaccine works against the mutated strain, but it could also adapt the vaccine if necessary in 6 weeks