Mutated Coronavirus Found – British scientists have found a mutation in the Coronavirus in the United Kingdom. #Coronavirus #CoronavirusMutation
Mutated Coronavirus Found
As of December 13, 2020, this new variant was discovered and mostly int he South and East of England.
“The new mutation that the scientists have named as “VUI – 202012/01” includes a mutation in the viral genome region encoding the spike protein, which – in theory – could result in COVID-19 spreading more easily between people”By Kate Kelland from the Reuters article, “New coronavirus strain spreading in UK has key mutations, scientists say“
Not to mention, a similar version has appeared in South Africa.
This new strand was first reported to been found in October of 2020.
One concern is this virus may grow and keep mutating, and grow immune to most of the vaccinations reports are saying.
Efforts are under way to confirm whether or not any of these mutations are contributing to increased transmission.the scientists, from the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium, said in a statement (Read Here!)
More is still needed to learn more about this variant as well as the current one. Or even future strains.
This has caused some strict and/or stricter guidelines throughout parts of England, United Kingdom, Wales, etc. since March 2020. Including other European countries having travel bans in place.
“It’s a real warning that we need to pay closer attention, certainly these mutations are going to spread, and, definitely, the scientific community — we need to monitor these mutations and we need to characterize which ones have effects.”Jesse Bloom, an evolutionary biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle
The NY Times reports there are some 20 variants of the Coronavirus in the UK.
So stay safe out there! Wear those Face Masks! Keep Social Distant! Wash and Sanitize Your Hands Often and more. Maybe rethink large gatherings or attendances for the time being.