An unexpected surprise .. the spread of a new mutant of Corona!

“Al-Arabiya” wrote: At a time when the mutants of the emerging virus occupy the whole world, Britain revealed a “shocking” surprise..

Yesterday, Tuesday, the government announced that it was “closely following” the spread of a new sub-mutant of Corona, in light of the high number of infections in the country, and it has not yet been determined whether it is more contagious, according to AFP.

Branched from “Delta”

And the mutator “Ay for Point Two”“(AY4.2) Branched from the highly contagious “delta”, which initially appeared in India and caused a high outbreak of the epidemic in late spring and early summer.

For his part, a government spokesman said: “We are following the new mutation closely and will not hesitate to take action if necessary.” However, he stressed, “nothing suggests that it is spreading at a higher speed.”

Exceeding 40,000 every day

This comes at a time when the United Kingdom is recording an increasing number of infections, exceeding 40,000 every day, which is a much higher rate than the rest of Europe. Britain has recorded a total of about 139,000 deaths from the epidemic.

Some scholars also attribute the deterioration of the epidemiological situation, especially among adolescents and young adults, to the weak vaccination of minors and the reduction in the immunity of the elderly vaccinated too early and the lifting of preventive measures in England in July .

“Not the reason

But the director of the Institute of Genetics at the University of California, Francois Ballou, believes that the new mutation “is not the reason for the recent rise in the number of infections in the United Kingdom,” adding that its emergence does not constitute “a situation similar to the emergence of the alpha and delta mutant, which were more transmissible (50% or more). of all dynasties at that time.”

It is noteworthy that the new mutation is almost not found outside the United Kingdom, with the exception of 3 cases recorded in the United States and a few in Denmark, and it has almost disappeared there since then. Work is underway to test its resistance to vaccines.

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