New heavily mutated variant B.1.1.529 in South Africa raises concern

In a media briefing Prof de Oliveira said there were 50 mutations overall and more than 30 on the spike protein, which is the target of most vaccines and the key the virus uses to unlock the doorway into our body's cells.
Zooming in even further to the receptor binding domain (that's the part of the virus that makes first contact with our body's cells), it has 10 mutations compared to just two for the Delta variant that swept the world.



Aug 29, 2020
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Perhaps now is the time to give the live virus (such as we do for flu) to those who have not had it but have been fully vaccinated so they get resistance to the main virus and not just the spikes?????