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Infographic: From UK to India's 'double mutant', here's a quick guide on key coronavirus variants

Updated : April 13, 2021 05:41 PM IST

With the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting India with high severity, here's a guide to some of the main COVID-19 variants or mutations:

With the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting India with high severity here is a look at some of the main COVID-19 variants.
With the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting India with high severity here is a look at some of the main COVID-19 variants.
The B117 virus, popularly known as the UK variant is believed by some researchers to be the most fatal.
The B117 virus, popularly known as the UK variant is believed by some researchers to be the most fatal.
The South African variant -- B1351-- severely impacts the ability of the immune system to fight the virus.
The South African variant -- B1351-- severely impacts the ability of the immune system to fight the virus.
Found mainly in Brazil, this variant increases the possibility of infection.
Found mainly in Brazil, this variant increases the possibility of infection.
The B1617 or the Indian variant can enter human cells comparatively easier than other mutations.
The B1617 or the Indian variant can enter human cells comparatively easier than other mutations.
Published : April 13, 2021 05:41 PM IST
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