What is the coronavirus spike and what is the important relationship with the new variant?

This morning on the show Turned on, the doctor Elmer huerta commented in detail the new variant ofthe coronavirus, appeared in the UK in mid-September.

In this regard, the medical advisor of RPP News explained that it is not a “super aggressive and more lethal mutant species”, and that there is no evidence that it does not respond to the vaccines created.

To understand how this new mutation works, it is necessary to talk about the spikes, the luck of “legs” that the virus has. These have a double function: on the one hand, they work like a key, since they open the door of the cells and allow the virus to enter. The other function is one that irritates the body and triggers a person’s defenses to rise.

When the body recognizes the spike, explains Dr. Huerta, the RBD receptor segment is the one that is alert. By not being born or dying, the virus seeks to reproduce and takes over the cellular reproduction apparatus, reaching the respiratory tract to replicate.

In each person, the virus makes hundreds of millions of copies and none is the same as the previous one. This results in changes in the genetic structure, since it is mutating all the time.

“In this new variant, in addition to these minimal changes, the spike has presented 17 changes from one moment to another, none in the RBD section. They are all at the tip of the spike, in the part of the cell ”, Huerta maintains,

It is for this reason that this variant is presumed to enter the body of people faster, however, it does not produce a more aggressive disease. Furthermore, according to the most recent article in the journal Science, this variant was discovered on September 20, when it explained 26% of cases. By October, 60% of the cases responded to the new variant.

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