BREAKING: New Mutation of Kent COVID variant has been discovered
Public Health England has announced a mutation of the Kent variant that is better able to evade the immune system has been detected.
A professor of the outbreak medicine who is part of a panel that advises the UK government says this is the mutation that is currently "of most concern" currently.
The new E484K mutation is the same change that has been seen in the South African and Brazilian variants that are causing international concern.
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