June 30 2020 8:18pm

Reality check: new flu strain in pigs is not immediate threat to people

A new mutation of the swine flu virus has been found in pigs in China. While researchers there say the virus, known as G4 EA H1N1, has the potential to cause a pandemic, it poses no immediate threat to humans. Redmond Shannon explains why, and how developing a vaccine for this should be relatively easy.

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