Nu variant is highly contagious
Тепер Варіант – in a possible explanation of the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus, a new study has found this particular variant has a much higher ability to infect and evade the immune response built through previous infections or vaccines.
In a study published in Nature journal, a team of researchers from India and other countries has found that the Delta variant (or B.1.617.2 lineage) was eight times more likely to escape immunity gained through AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccines compared to the original virus. Також, the Delta variant was six times more likely to re-infect people who have recovered from Covid-19.
За даними UCL протягом того ж тижня, the Mu variant accounted for more than 80% нових випадків у США. Фахівці в галузі охорони здоров’я стверджують, що новий штам вірусу є більш заразним, оскільки він стає набагато ефективнішим і легко передається.
У громадах з меншим рівнем вакцинації, particularly rural areas with limited access to care, the Nu variant could be even more damaging. This is already being seen around the world in poorer countries where the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t as accessible. Health experts say the impact could be felt for decades to come.
The predominant COVID-19 strain has put the focus back on prevention
1. Nu is more contagious than the other virus strains.
2. Unvaccinated people are at risk.
3. Nu could lead to ‘hyperlocal outbreaks.’
4. There is still more to learn about Nu Variant.
5. Vaccination is the best protection against Nu Variant.