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COVID-19: Use AstraZeneca vaccine even if new variants are present, says WHO

Covid-19: South Africa suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Sola Ogundipe Efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa suffered a setback on Sunday as the country suspended the use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine  after evidence emerged that the vaccine did not protect clinical-trial participants from mild or moderate illness caused by the more contagious COVID-19 virus variant ( B.1.351) that
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COVID-19: AstraZeneca vaccine less effective against South African variant – Study

By Sola Ogundipe The AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine appeared to offer only limited protection against mild disease caused by the South African variant of COVID-19, the results of a new trial have suggested. Early data from a trial conducted at South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand and Oxford University showed the two-step vaccine had significantly reduced efficacy
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