Covid: Scientists are ‘extremely concerned’ about a new strain that may be immune-evading – symptoms.


Scientists are concerned about a new strain that could evade immunity – symptoms, according to Covid.

CORONAVIRUS mutants pose a threat to the British people’s freedom.

While the vaccination program has been a huge success, the possibility of a Covid mutation that evades immunity still exists.

Scientists are concerned about a new Covid variant known as B1.1.529, which has an “extremely high number” of mutations that could allow the virus to evade immune detection.

The “incredibly high number of spike mutations suggest this could be of real concern,” according to Dr Tom Peacock, a virologist at Imperial College London.

The spike protein in the new Covid strain has 32 mutations, which could affect its ability to infect cells and spread.

Changes to the spike protein could also make it more difficult for immune cells to attack the virus.

Dr. Peacock advised that “it very, very much should be monitored due to that horrific spike profile” in a series of Tweets.

“This variant contains not one, but two furin cleavage site mutations – P681H (seen in Alpha, Mu, some Gamma, B1.1.318) combined with N679K (seen in C1.2 among others),” Dr Peacock explained.

“I’ve never seen two of these mutations in a single variant.”

Genomic sequencing has confirmed cases of B1.1.318 in three countries: Botswana, South Africa, and Hong Kong.

So far, ten cases have been reported, and Dr. Peacock believes it is an “odd cluster.”

“I hope that’s the case,” he wrote, adding that it might not be very transmissible in the best-case scenario.

Professor of clinical microbiology Ravi Gupta of Cambridge University stated that the mutant strain is a “significant concern due to the mutations present.”

“However, an unknown property of the virus is its infectiousness,” Gupta continued.

“Immune evasion is only one aspect of what could happen.”

Covid’s most recent government statistics

The number of people who have tested positive for Covid has been steadily rising.

There have been 303,504 infections reported in the last week.

In comparison to the previous week, this is a nearly 10% increase.

However, the number of patients admitted to hospitals continues to decrease.

Thankfully, the number of patients admitted to hospitals in the last week has decreased by more than 10% when compared to the previous week.

Furthermore, the number of people who have died after testing positive for Covid in the last 28 days is decreasing.

It’s possible that such progress will be made.

“Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”


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