Breaking: New Covid Variant Terrifies Texas Lab

Breaking: New Covid Variant Terrifies Texas Lab
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The novel coronavirus refuses to leave the spotlight as it’s currently ruling the world. Our normal lives are but a mere memory these days, and all that experts are telling us is that the vaccines are the only ones that can bring back normality – or the so-called new normal.

Corona vaccines in the news 

We kept reporting news about the vaccines and the latest report that has been revealed stated that the Centers for Disease Control indicated in an alert Tuesday that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could resume as soon as Wednesday.

CBSNews notes that the alert came after a chaotic day when the FDA recommended there be a “pause” for the vaccine, leading virtually every state to halt the use of the single-dose shot.

Make sure to check out some issues related to the Pfizer vaccine as well. 

Now, it’s been revealed that dr. Anthony Fauci addressed the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and we suggest that you check out this issue as well. 

New covid variant 

CNBC notes that experts at Texas A&M University’s Global Health Research Complex recently revealed that they’d detected a new Covid-19 variant that shows signs of a more contagious strain that causes more severe illness. More than that, it also seems to be resistant to antibodies.

“The new variant, BV-1, named after its Brazos Valley origin, was found during Texas A&M’s routine coronavirus screening via saliva sample in a young student who had mild cold-like symptoms. The student tested positive for Covid on March 5 and tested positive again on March 25, showing that the new strain may cause a longer infection in younger people,” CNBC notes.

Experts have already stated that the cell culture-based experiments from other labs have already shown that a few neutralizing antibodies had no effect in controlling other variants of the same genetic markers.

“We do not at present know the full significance of this variant, but it has a combination of mutations similar to other internationally notifiable variants of concern,” said Texas A&M Chief Virologist Ben Neuman.

He continued and said: “This variant combines genetic markers separately associated with rapid spread, severe disease and high resistance to neutralizing antibodies.”

Stay tuned for the latest news. 


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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