New COVID variants may evade current treatments—or render them entirely ineffective, experts say

It comes as no surprise to anyone that COVID continues to change, but new mutations shows new mutations may help the virus evade current treatments.

“Future COVID variants are expected to be more transmissible and perhaps better at evading the immune system. And they might even render treatments for patients like monoclonal antibodies “less effective,” the World Health Organization’s pandemic lead said Thursday.

“We’re still at risk for future variants, and we don’t know what the character” of those variants will be, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead for COVID-19, said at a news conference”

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