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The former special advisor urged MPs to put pressure on Boris Johnson to publish his “variant escape vaccine contingency plan” as the variant – first discovered in Brazil – continues to sweep across the planet. Unlike with the previous Beta and Delta variants – first discovered in Kent and India respectively – current Covid vaccines may not be as effective against the Gamma strain of coronavirus, a study has warned.

In an early release paper published by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), the Gamma variant was found to have a “high attack rate even in fully vaccinated persons”.
Sharing a screenshot and link to the organisation’s website, the former Vote Leave director said: “New paper: variant with high attack rate in fully vaccinated people.

“I’m not competent to assess it technically but as I’ve said MPs should demand publication of (a) variant escape vaccine contingency plan, which should be (the) focus of intense public scrutiny and efforts.”

His outburst marks the latest attack on his former boss – who he said cannot distinguish “between truth and lies”.

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