A “new mutant” of the Corona virus .. Scientists talk about its “dangerousness”

The world has not yet surpassed the dangerous effects of the spread of the delta mutant, from the Corona virus, to show indications of a new mutant that has caused concern to scientists and doctors.

The C.1.2 mutant has been talked about, even though delta is the dominant infection worldwide, due to its rapid spread and human immune system circumvention properties.

Because of the emergence of Delta, the effectiveness of known vaccines has decreased remarkably, although it is still successful, according to scientists, in reducing its risk.

But the new C.1.2 mutant, which appeared in the same place as the delta mutant, began to worry scientists who said that it “may carry variants that help it spread” like its ancestor Delta.

The C.1.2 mutant was discovered in South Africa by a research group affiliated with the Genome Surveillance Network there, which includes the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, the Universities of Crisp, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Pretoria and Witwatersrand, and the National Health Laboratories Service.

The mutant was first recorded last May, and has since been monitored across South Africa.

Intervals study Released by the research group, “While the C.1.2 mutant shares a few common mutations with beta and delta mutants, the new mutant has a number of additional mutations.”

The research group, which said more studies are still needed, believes that the new mutation is able to “partly evade the immune response”, but despite this, “vaccines will still provide high levels of protection against hospitalization and death.”

So far, the new mutation has not met the World Health Organization’s criteria for identifying mutations of “concern” or “interest”.

The study also discovered that this mutation does not affect the accuracy of tests that detect infection with the Corona virus.

The Delta variant causes the most new infections in the world

newspaper quotes Guardian For Megan Stein, a virologist at the Australian University of Sydney, the interest in the new variant came because of the mutations it contains.

Steen added, “The mutant contained quite a few key mutations that we saw in other variants that later fell into the ‘interest or concern’ category.”

She said it would take some time for scientists to do lab tests to see if the virus was “more or less effective”.

Mutations can lead to a virus that is more virulent and capable of spreading or killing, or to a weaker virus.

Also, some mutations lead to the death of mutated viruses.

Vaccines are expected to hold

Vaccines are expected to withstand “well” against the new variant

Steen expected that “vaccines hold up well” against the new C.1.2 mutant, but said that many studies must be conducted to confirm this, adding that “there is no need to panic” so far.

“We are cautioning about the implications of the mutation as we gather more data to understand the mutation,” South Africa’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases said.

The institute suspects that “new mutations will be able to partially evade the immune response, but despite this, vaccines will still provide high levels of protection against hospitalization and death.”

“The emergence of the mutation tells us that this epidemic is not over yet and that this virus is still exploring ways to improve its infection with us,” Reuters quoted an infectious disease specialist, Richard Lessels, one of the authors of the study in which he announced the discovery of the new mutation.

So far, the delta mutator is still the fastest-growing variant facing the world.

But Lisels said that C.1.2 may have more immune evading properties than delta, based on the type of mutation it contains.

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