Troubling 'Eek' variant found in most Tokyo hospital Covid cases: NHK

Troubling 'Eek' variant found in most Tokyo hospital Covid cases: NHK

AsiaOne-·2021-04-05 12:04

TOKYO - Around 70 per cent of coronavirus patients tested at a Tokyo hospital last month carried a mutation known for reducing vaccine protection, Japanese public broadcaster NHK said on Sunday.

The E484K mutation, nicknamed “Eek” by some scientists, was found in 10 of 14 people who tested positive for the virus at Tokyo Medical and Dental University Medical Hospital in March, the report said.

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