Australians 'can still have faith' in COVID-19 vaccines despite South Africa, UK strains

The B.1.1.7 strain is one of two variants which the World Health Organization has dubbed "variants of concern".

The second is the B.1.351 strain of coronavirus, often referred to as the South African variant, which has been detected in 41 countries (including Belgium, the Netherlands and Mozambique) and is believed to be 50 per cent more transmissible than existing strains. READ MORE