The scientific community has given the Indian variant the official designation B.1.617.
Within B.1.617 are a selection of mutations, two of which have been identified as of particular concern.
Named L452R and E484Q, they have led some people to dub B.1.617 a “double mutant”.
Both of these have previously appeared in other viruses.
Published at Thu, 13 May 2021 22:57:05 +0000