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New study suggests previous COVID infections may not protect from new variants

Posted at 1:32 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 17:01:21-05

New evidence suggests a previous COVID infection may not protect you against new variants.

During a small study in South Africa, scientists found new infections with a mutation in 2% of people who recovered from an earlier version of the virus.


Meanwhile in the U.S., California scientists are investigating whether a variant is causing reinfections there.