Vaccines don’t work!The mutation in the United States has completely escalated
With February approaching, the situation in the United States is still not optimistic.
A novel coronavirus mutant that emerged in mid-2020 has quickly become the dominant strain of the virus in California, US researchers said on February 23, the Global Times reported, citing US media.
Not only is the strain more transmissible, it also avoids antibodies in the body, whether they come from a vaccine or a previous infection.
Many of the people who became seriously ill or died were infected with the strain.
“The devil is here,” one researcher sighs.
The new strain of novel coronavirus, B.1.526, first appeared in samples collected in New York City in November and has been spreading rapidly in the city for months, alarming researchers, The New York Times reported.
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology found an uptick in the B.1.526 variant by scanning for mutations in thousands of viral genetic sequences in a database called GISAID, the report said.
The hospital’s researchers found an increase in the frequency of mutations in two genes: an E484K mutation that is thought to help novel coronavirus avoid vaccines in part;
The other, a mutation called S477N, may optimize the way Novel coronavirus binds to human cells, which in turn may increase infection rates.
But the researchers also told reporters that if two mutated strains “meet” in the same person, they will swap their mutated genes, potentially forming a new, more dangerous strain.
Researchers have shown new evidence that the new strain may make patients sicker and reduce the effectiveness of vaccines, calling for people to pay attention to the problem and step up efforts to reduce infections, including wearing masks, limiting the public’s movement and getting vaccinated as soon as possible.
Over time, the mutated strain will have an increasing impact on the vaccine, the researchers noted.
In response to the new findings, some experts said that the sudden emergence of virus variants is worrying.
Experts predict that a highly contagious mutant novel coronavirus found in Britain could trigger another wave of infections in the United States within weeks.
“This could result in a larger wave of outbreaks in April or May than we would expect,” said Bedford, from the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Bedford also said he was skeptical that the outbreak would be contained by the summer.