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    Posted: November 12 2020 at 2:09am

One mutation from the Danish mink farm, called cluster 5, is particularly worrying. The Statens Serum Institut (SSI) in Copenhagen has said this cluster could mean the antibodies against the non-mutated virus that would be provided by a vaccine may be less effective against the cluster 5 mink-variant. A statement released by the Statens Serum Institut said: “Preliminary studies suggest that this virus from cluster 5 exhibits decreased susceptibility to antibodies from more individuals with past infection compared to a non-mutated virus.

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