Studies Reveal What Makes Delta Variant So Infectious; Findings Have Implications for Next-Generation COVID-19 Vaccines & Treatments

The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has swept the globe, becoming the dominant variant within just a few months. A new study from Boston Children’s Hospital, published online on October 26, 2021 in Science, explains why Delta is so easily spread and infects people so quickly, and suggests a more targeted strategy for developing future COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. The open-access article is titled “Membrane Fusion and Immune Evasion by the Spike Protein of SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant.”
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