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Mu variant is in New York, but it appears to be on the decline. What to know

Democrat & Chronicle, Sept. 15, 2021

September 15, 2021

Mu variant is in New York, but it appears to be on the decline. What to know

Mu has shown an ability to be vaccine-resistant, similar to the beta variant, which originated in South Africa, according to a WHO report published last week. But to know how easily it transmits and how lethal it may be, more studies are needed to show how mu interacts with vaccines, the WHO said. “Most of the work behind this concern is in lab studies of the virus,” said Andrew Noymer, an infectious disease expert [and associate professor of public health] at the University of California-Irvine, told NorthJersey.com.