Regional health authorities: “Very rare”. All vaccines available in France – PfizerBioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen – cover this variant A new variant of the coronavirus has been identified in Bordeaux, southwestern France, on a cluster of 50 people. This was reported by the regional health authorities who speak of a “very rare” variant. It is a mutation of B.1.1.7 first detected in Kent and known locally as the “English variant”, explained Professor Patrick Dehail, medical and scientific advisor to the Bordeaux health authority. time it affects so many people, he explained. Mostly students from a school in Bordeaux’s Bacalan district and their parents tested positive. None of them were hospitalized and Dehail said they showed “the usual symptoms o no symptoms. “The doctor added that all vaccines available in France – PfizerBioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen – cover this variant. About 80% of all new Covid-19 cases in France belong to the” English variant ” , more contagious than the original coronavirus.