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Which SARS-CoV-2 spike mutants can evade T cell immunity? – News-Medical.Net

A new study reports the capability of a new variant of the virus to escape specific cellular immunity, while possessing a higher binding affinity to the host cell…

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Caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to pose challenges to public health and economic well-being worldwide. To date, over 132.5 million cases of COVID-19 and over 2.8 million deaths have been confirmed.
A characteristic of this pandemic has been the emergence of numerous viral variants, some of which have spread rapidly to become the dominant strain. One such early variant was the D614G strain which…

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