Concern is high in the United States. A new variant of the corona virus has been discovered in New York, our colleagues said New York Times. It would have appeared in the metropolis last November. As with the Brazilian and South African varieties, it warns officials and scientists that it is particularly resistant to anti-Govt vaccines.
This new variant, called B.1.526, was highlighted by two U.S. studies Caltech And University Colombia. None of them have yet been verified by colleagues. But it will still be in circulation. “We note a steady increase in the detection of this variation from December two to mid-February, with the risk level increasing to 12.7% in positive cases over the past two weeks,” we read in a Columbia University report. According to the NY Times, today it marks one of four new epidemics in New York. The origin of this variant is of great concern as the California variant was recently discovered.
“The concern is that it is an alternative to other strains as seen with the British and South African strains,” explains Dr. David Ho of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in Colombia. At present, current knowledge of this variant has not yet been provided sufficiently to confirm it, the researcher notes.
“It’s very natural that mutations in a virus epidemic, new variants appear,” Steven van Kutch said of this New York variant on Friday, during a Crisis Center press conference.
“Each time, a variant has a specific advantage that allows it to be captured. It is currently found in Belgium in Europe, while the British variant dominates. This means that some antibodies no longer know how to recognize the new variant, which does not mean that we are no longer protected, or that our immune response is inadequate, but that it is a little weakened, ”the virologist continues. The virus has an advantage. For the future, I think it would be better to focus on mutations rather than named variations for the region or the country in which they are found. ”