Coronavirus Update: Double-Mutant Strain Discovered, India Puts Temporary Hold On AZ Vaccine Exports
Plus Incyte's Jakafi Fails In Late-Stage Study
Concern in India as a double-mutant strain with E484Q and L452R escape mutations has been found in the state of Maharashtra.
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