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B.1.1.529 variant Q&A

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

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