A new alternative against Covid? More dangerous than Delta? Suppose there is still no conclusive information to confirm these questions, although British scientists, According to the Daily MailThey think it is A new type of COVID-19 has appeared in Botswana And that this is the version with the most mutations of the virus so far.
Scientific Investigationss, according to British media, they mention it Only 10 cases of the variant were detected (no strain), but it has already been detected in three countries, which may indicate that the variant could be more prevalent than Delta itself.
Scientists say The variant has 32 mutations, several indicate that it is highly transmissible, vaccine-resistant, and has more peak protein changes than any other species.
It may be so, said Professor Francois Ballou, a geneticist at University College London It arose as a persistent infection in an immunosuppressed patient, possibly someone with undiagnosed HIV.
Changes to the beak make it difficult to fight off the current strikes against the coronavirus because it trains the immune system to recognize an older version of this part of the virus.
Dr. Tom Peacock, the virologist at Imperial College who first became aware of its spread, Describing the mutant mutation group as ‘horrific’.
He cautioned that the scientific name, B.1.1.529, was likely “worse than almost anything else,” including the globally dominant delta variant.
Scientists Tell MailOnlineHowever, the unprecedented number of mutations can work against it and make it ‘unstable’, preventing it from spreading widely.
They said there was “no need to worry too much” because there were no indications yet of it spreading quickly.
up to date, Three cases were detected in Botswana and six in South Africa, where diversified surveillance is strongest.
A case was also revealed of a 36-year-old man in Hong Kong who had recently returned from the mainland.
There are no cases in Great Britain. But the UK’s Health Security Agency, which has replaced Public Health England, said it was monitoring the situation closely.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said the alternative was “not seen as a problem” for the UK at the moment.
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