Study: Deadly lambda variant could be vaccine-resistant

Researchers sounding alarm on latest COVID mutation

Art MooreBy Art Moore
Published August 12, 2021 at 6:21pm

As the United States struggles with the delta variant of the novel coronavirus, a new study finds that vaccines are ineffective against the lambda mutation that is ravaging parts of South America.

Researchers in Japan pointed out that the lambda variant, which first surfaced in

Peru about a year ago, surged in Chile in the spring despite a high vaccination rate, the New York Post reported.

The study awaits peer review prior to being published.

Earlier this week, Axios reported a new study by the Mayo Clinic found the Pfizer mRNA vaccine was only 42% effective against infection in July in the clinic’s home state of Minnesota, when the delta variant became dominant.

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