The new variant of Covid-19, with its high number of mutations, threatens the effectiveness of existing vaccines. Found in South Africa, Scientists announced Thursday.
“Unfortunately we have discovered a new variant in South AfricaVirologist Tulio de Oliveira told an online news conference.
Variation B.1.1.529 has a number “Very highAccording to South African scientists who have already discovered the beta variant, the mutations are contagious.
At this stage, scientists are not sure about the effectiveness of anti-Govt vaccines against this new form of virus.
The origin of this variation is undoubtedly the origin of the increase. “High speed“Pollution in recent weeks, according to Health Minister Joe Pahla, who attended the press conference.
Other cases have been reported in neighboring Botswana and Hong Kong of a man returning from a trip to South Africa.
South Africa, fearing a new wave of epidemic by the end of the year, has officially hit the continent hardest with the epidemic. It has more than 2.9 million cases and more than 89,600 deaths.
The global epidemic is currently dominated by the spread of the highly contagious delta variant found in India.
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