Now a variant of the R.1 virus strain has been spreading in the United States. (Image/pixabay)
Just as the world is facing the ravages of the Delta variant strain of the new coronavirus, new variant strains are now spreading out in the United States. This variant virus strain temporarily named R.1 has more than 2,000 infections in the United States, and even an outbreak of mass infection in a nursing home, and many of the confirmed cases have been vaccinated. Experts are currently studying R. .1 Whether the variant virus strain should be included in the list of variant virus strains of concern.
according to”ForbesThe report pointed out that a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that a mass infection broke out in a nursing home in Kentucky in March, and as many as 46 people were diagnosed as a result. However, 90% of the long-term residents and 50% of the employees of this nursing home have been vaccinated, but there are still 26 long-term residents and 20 employees infected, of which 18 long-term residents and 4 staff even completed 2 doses of vaccines. Vaccination. Later, after testing, it was found that they were infected with the new coronary pneumonia R.1 variant virus strain.
The report pointed out that the R.1 variant virus strain was first discovered in Japan. So far, it has caused more than 10,000 confirmed cases worldwide, and there have been more than 2,000 confirmed cases in the United States. According to the case of the Kentucky Nursing Home, the current new crown pneumonia vaccine seems to be difficult to resist the R.1 variant virus strain, but the current vaccine still has considerable protection against severe illness and death.
At present, the World Health Organization (WHO) uses Greek letters to name the variant strains of new coronary pneumonia, but the R.1 variant strain has not yet been named. As for the risk of variant virus strains, WHO also divides it into three levels: “Variants of Concern” (Variants of Concern), “Variants of Interest” (Variants of Interest), and “Variants Under Monitoring” (Variants Under Monitoring) . Regarding the R.1 variant virus strain, experts and scholars are currently observing and determining whether to include it on the watch list.