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New Covid variant detected at Texas A&M lab shows signs of antibody resistance and more severe illness in young people – CNBC

Scientists at Texas A&M say they’ve detected a new Covid-19 variant that shows signs of causing more severe illness and appears to be resistant to antibodies.

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Scientists at Texas A&M University’s Global Health Research Complex say they’ve detected a new Covid-19 variant that shows signs of a more contagious strain that causes more severe illness and appears to be resistant to antibodies.
The new variant, BV-1, named after its Brazos Valley origin, was found during Texas A&M’s routine coronavirus screening via saliva sample in a young student who had mild cold-like symptoms. The student tested positive for Covid on March 5 and tested positive again on…

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