Pfizer: South African variant could significantly reduce vaccine protection

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A new study shows the neutralization levels against the South African covid variant were two-thirds lower when compared to the older variants of the Covid-19. It’s unclear what this would look like in a real-world scenario. Meg Tirrell joins Shep Smith to report. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO: https://cnb.cx/2NGeIvi

A laboratory study suggests that the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce antibody protection from the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine by two-thirds, and it is not clear if the shot will be effective against the mutation, the companies said on Wednesday.

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