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Vaccine-escape and fast-growing mutations in the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, and other COVID-19-devastated countries

@inproceedings{Wang2021VaccineescapeAF,
  title={Vaccine-escape and fast-growing mutations in the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, and other COVID-19-devastated countries},
  author={Rui Wang and Jiahui Chen and Kaifu Gao and Guowei Wei},
  year={2021}
}
Recently, the SARS-CoV-2 variants from the United Kingdom (UK), South Africa, and Brazil have received much attention for their increased infectivity, potentially high virulence, and possible threats to existing vaccines and antibody therapies. The question remains if there are other more infectious variants transmitted around the world. We carry out a large-scale study of 252,874 SARS-CoV-2 genome isolates from patients to identify many other rapidly growing mutations on the spike (S) protein… 

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