11/26/2021, 6:23 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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J&J testing vaccine against new strain

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced on Friday that testing of the effectiveness of its coronavirus vaccine against the newly discovered strain of the disease in southern Africa has started.

Earlier in the day, BioNTech SE, the German company that developed the Comirnaty vaccine in partnership with Pfizer Inc., revealed a similar move.

Switzerland's Ministry of Health reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) determined the new virus strain is "worrying" and that existing vaccines could be less effective against it.

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