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Recovered Covid-19 patients in China may still be vulnerable to a mutant form of the pathogen spreading overseas, The South China Morning Post reports. Antibodies found in patients who had been infected with earlier forms of the pathogen failed to neutralize the mutant strain, according to a paper published on biorxiv.org. A report published last week suggested the D614G mutation has the potential to increase the number of spike proteins on the coronavirus and boost its ability to infect human cells by a factor of 10.

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