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ASM is launching multi-stakeholder effort to help advance genetic sequencing and tracking of COVID-19 variants and inform make clinical and public health decisions.
SARS-CoV-2 California (B.1.427/B.1.429) and New York (B.1.526) variants join B.1.1.7, B.1.351, P.1 and B.1.2 lineages, adding to research on how viral evolution may impact COVID-19 vaccine efficacy.
B.1.1.7 is a novel SARS-CoV-2 strain of concern that appears to be spreading faster than prior strains. Learn about this strain's mutations and what they could mean for diagnosis and management.