It has just been couple of weeks that the positive news of Pfizer and Mordena have been spreading amidst of pandemic situation as a great relief. Recently, an new mutated strain of COVID has been reported from UK leaving world with full of question. This article is intended to answer top queries and relay positive awareness flow among public. Multiple sources have been reviewed to provide reliable and valid information. for COVID-19 mutates
One mutation affecting the coronavirus spike protein popped up early in the pandemic and became dominant around the planet. Numerous scientific teams have grown persuaded that this mutation — known as the D614G mutation — confers a modest advantage in the ability of the virus to spread. After officials in the United Kingdom said Saturday that the variant first identified there was spreading 70 percent faster than others however is considered less deadly. One of the mutated
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How did it all started ?
Recently after a top government official, Health Secretary Matt Hancock, stood in the House of Commons on Monday and announced that more than 1,000 confirmed corona virus infections in southeast England show a suite of genetic mutations that might be driving the surge in that region.
The coronavirus — officially, SARS-CoV-2 — jumped into the human species sometime late last year and may still be evolving as it adapts to the new host. The virus is faced with obstacles in the human immune system — millions of people now have antibodies because they’ve been infected and survived — and from interventions such as therapeutic drugs and vaccines.The immuno selection pressure may have lead for the mutation.
Will the authorized vaccines still be effective against this variant of the virus?
As of now, experts say there has been no indication that the variant is resistant to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines authorized by the FDA. “There is no reason to believe that the vaccines that have been developed will not be effective against this virus as well,” Vivek H. Murthy, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for surgeon general, told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “The bottom line is if you’re at home and hearing this news, it does not change what we do in terms of precautions.”
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The mutation is virus is extremely common . Also , since COVID-19 is a RNA virus , it is more susceptible to mutation. Yes , the mutation is contagious than 70% more than previous strain , there is no base for panic situation yet cannot be ignored. .UK has imposed Tier 3 lockdown to contain the virus . Though scary headlines are flooding across social media, yet we have to be extremely cautious. Appropriate use of SMS measure , proper hand hygiene and following health measures form Government strictly are the simple yet key strategy for COVID-19 transmission.
Note : Refer to the guidelines formulated by your state or country for COVID-19 prevention. Follow all the safety precaution issued in public interest
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