It is officially known as AY.4.2, but was called colloquially Delta Plus, a new subtype of the COVID 19 virus, which In the UK it already accounts for 6% of cases that have been genetically sequenced. This fact is of particular concern due to the increase in the number of cases.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed that This subspecies has already been discovered in the United StatesAlthough there are no definitive numbers yet on how many cases have been found, or where exactly.
At the moment, it is too early to tell if this mutation is more contagious than Delta (which in turn is known to be much more contagious than the original virus), or its potential resistance to vaccines. But initial reports indicate that it can be prepared 10-15% more than conventional deltas.
The original delta variant was listed by the World Health Organization as a concern at the end of last May. This is still the dominant alternative worldwide.
But the UK’s Health Security Agency published a report stating that “England expansion of a sub-chain of Delta recently designated AY.4.2″. This variant includes spike spikes that the coronavirus uses to enter cells. With the number of cases increasing in this country, some believe it can be partially cured by the emergence of this new alternative. In the past week, between 40 and 50 thousand new cases were recorded daily.
Now identification has been added in the United States, with a monitoring process by federal health authorities. If there is also an increase in cases with the Delta Plus variant in a North American country, this will likely cause the World Health Organization to classify it as a variant under investigation, to determine if it has Genetic changes that affect transmissibility, severity of infection, or prognosis.
“In particular, the AY.4.2 version has attracted attention in recent days. On occasions we have identified this sub-lineage here in the United States, but not with increased frequency or aggregation yet,” he said at a press conference. Dr. Rochelle WalinskyDirector of the Center for Disease Control.
In countries like the United States or England, more than half of the population has already been immunized against the virus. But over the months, immunity seems to decline. This is why there will likely be more and more cases new infections.
In other countries, the situation is more serious. According to the organization Our world in dataAnd In the poorest countries on the planet, only 3% of the population has been immunized.
Israel and Russia They have also reported cases of this sub variant, although they are not talking about an outbreak yet. Continental Europe has not made any statements on this issue.
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