New Coronavirus Strain Found in United States
New Coronavirus Strain Found in United States-The UK reported that the new coronavirus mutation is named B.1.1.7 and caught the attention of British scientists early December 2020 because so many newly infected patients had contracted this variant.
It is unclear whether the new variant of the corona virus carries more deadly symptoms than the previous type. However, local medical authorities have called this strain to be 70 percent more contagious, which means a higher likelihood of a symptomatic infection spreading.
Quoting from the Times of India, the symptoms that emerge from the latest new coronavirus strain are nausea, loss of taste and smell, fever, muscle aches, and chills. Most of the cases recorded so far, the symptoms of the new Covid-19 mutation that they have tend to be the same as those that already exist.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is still conducting research on whether this mutation of the corona virus can cause severe infection in the infected but has a high infection rate and the ability to infect the body in a more dangerous way and there is still a possibility that the mutation will put a high risk group in the condition worrying.
So far there is no concrete evidence that this new coronavirus strain is more difficult to treat or diagnose. However, if the mutation is difficult to treat then mortality can increase significantly. Fortunately, no such correlation exists in the data to date. Although the mutation does not have a significant impact on hospitalization, it does involve pre-existing medical conditions, and certain factors can increase a person’s risk of developing severe Covid-19 symptoms.
How did this new variant spread so quickly in just a few months? Here are the imformation that we need to know.
When was this new variant first discovered?
In UK reported at least 60 local governments had recorded infections caused by the new variant. There had been a sharp and exponential spike in new coronavirus strain infections in London, Kent, parts of Essex and Hertfordshire. WHO wrote on Twitter that it had been in contact with British officials regarding the new variant. It said the UK was also sharing information from ongoing studies on the mutation of the virus, and that the WHO would provide member countries and the public with new information on the characteristics of this virus variant and its implications.
Why is this new variant a worry?
There are three things that get attention: It quickly replaces other versions of the virus It has mutations that affect parts of the virus that may be important Laboratory studies show some of these mutations increase the ability of the virus to infect cells These three things support the argument that the virus can spread more easily.
However, we don’t know for sure. New coronavirus strain can become more common simple cause they are in the right place and time – for example London, which previously imposed less stringent restrictions. However, the authorities are now imposing much tighter restrictions, with one reason to reduce the spread of the new variant. Laboratory experiments are necessary, but would you like to wait weeks or months to see the results and limit their spread.
How fast will this new variant spread?
It was first detected last September. As of November, about a quarter of cases in London were due to the new variant. This number found nearly two-thirds of cases in mid-December.
To anticipate a more massive spread of the new coronavirus strain in Indonesia, the government is conducting a 3M campaign (wearing masks, washing hands with soap, and maintaining distance). Now, 3M is the main protector to prevent the spread of Covid-19.