We asked some variant experts to make themselves available today to answer journalist questions at a Q&A about what we do and don’t know about the B.1.1.529 variant and the situation in South Africa.
Please note the scientists don’t have any new data to share – they were simply available to answer questions.
Speakers will include:
Prof Sharon Peacock, Director of COG-UK, and Professor of Public Health and Microbiology, University of Cambridge
Dr Jeffrey Barrett, Director of the COVID-19 Genomics Initiative at the Wellcome Sanger Institute
Prof Wendy Barclay, G2P-UK lead, and Action Medical Research Chair in Virology, Imperial College London