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Ask The Doctor | Why is the B.1.617 variant of Covid so infectious?

May 11, 2021 20:20 IST | By Editorji News Desk

As India reels under the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the double mutant strain classified as a 'variant of concern' in India - B.1.617, a new triple mutant variant, which is being called the Bengal variant and variant in South India - B.1.6.29 - have resulted in fresh panic. Is the rise in cases linked to the variants? Can the new variants escape detection in and RT-PCR test?

On today's episode of Ask The Doctor, Vikram Chandra talks to Dr. Gagandeep Kang, Virologist, Professor, CMC Vellore & Former Chair, ICMR Panel on Covid Drugs; Dr. Rama Srivastava, President IMA, Lucknow; & Dr. Shruti Tandan Pardasani, Critical Care Specialist, Jaslok Hospital Mumbai.

Ask The Doctor | Why is the B.1.617 variant of Covid so infectious?

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Ask The Doctor | Why is the B.1.617 variant of Covid so infectious?

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