There was a lot of confusion and opinions about the coronavirus. Many research conclusions contradicted one other.
Recently a new study in the UK found a new mutation of the coronavirus. As per the study, it is 56% more transmissible than other variants.
This new coronavirus has caused a new level of tension in the UK as it is more contagious and might lead to more hospitalizations.
The study also added that if this wave of the virus is not controlled, then it might lead to more deaths compared to the previous corona wave.
As per some scientists, there is no clear evidence about the severity of the cases.
More than two dozen variants have been found till now but the latest seems to be the biggest concern of the scientists.
Patrick Vallance, UK’s chief scientist adviser, added that this mutation may affect the protein made by coronavirus as it is 70% more infectious than other circulating strains.
This might create huge turbulence in the companies which are about to launch the Covid vaccine, which is tested on a previous variant of the virus. These vaccines might not be very effective on the latest coronavirus variant.
Other countries, including Denmark, Australia, and Singapore, also found the same variant in their region.
The scientist, who found the Ebola virus, also supported the UK study. He said that we would see a very strong mutation in coronavirus in future.
In an interview with CNN, he revealed that the mutation had started in the tropical forests of Africa and if not controlled, will spread all over the world.
He added the pandemic was far from over. We have to be more cautious now.
Nobody knows what the future really holds for use. But countries have become alert after news broke out. Many countries have again started posing constraints in air travel.