Christina Mathers, a medical staff member, attends a patient who fainted while holding a patient’s hand in the Covit-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center on December 21, 2020 in Houston, Texas.
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that a new corona virus strain first detected in the United Kingdom could already be circulating in the United States without any warning.
Although this variant has not yet been discovered in the United States, scientists have not listed the genetic code for many Govt-19 infections here. The CDC said “viruses have been sorted out of only about 51,000 of the 17 million U.S. cases,” so the new strain announcement may have been missed.
“Ongoing trips between the United Kingdom and the United States will increase the likelihood of imports as this variation is higher in current UK epidemics,” the CDC said in a statement. “Considering a small fraction of the number of U.S. infections classified, the variant may already be undiagnosed in the United States.”
The new variant is currently referred to as “SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01”, according to the CDC. , But it may have been “only accidental”.
“Alternatively, it may have evolved because it is suitable for spreading among humans,” CDC said. “This rapid transition from a rare mutation to a common mutation is about scientists in the UK urgently assessing the nature of the strain and the disease it causes.”
The CDC noted that the new corona virus would “evolve involuntarily”, but the majority of mutations were trivial. The significance of the new variant, first seen in the UK, has not yet been determined, but based on initial data from the UK, the CDC noted that the new strain could “spread more rapidly than other circulating strains”.
The CDC noted that there were several mutations in the corona virus, and that scientists were studying how it affected its spread potential or whether it was more dangerous or caused by mild infections.
Scientists are watching to see if the mutation test is less effective, CVC added, adding that Covid-19 tests are designed to detect the virus in a number of ways, “even if it affects one of the mutation targets, other PCR targets will still work.”
However, the CDC suggests that mutations may reduce the effectiveness of monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of the virus. Like President Donald Trump, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, monoclonal antibody therapies have been hailed as some life-saving tools in the fight against the virus.
“Of these possibilities, the last — the ability to avoid vaccine-induced immunity — will be the most important because once a large portion of the population is vaccinated, there will be immunological pressure, which can selectively expose and accelerate such variations in ‘escape mutants'” CDC. “There is no evidence that this happens, and most experts believe that the surviving mutants are unlikely to emerge due to the nature of the virus.”
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