It really seems that the problems regarding the coronavirus and its new strains will not be over too soon. Just when people were happy because of the drop in covid case numbers, it seems that the hope has been killed once again.
CNN notes that one of the most worrisome strains that have been first found in South Africa has been detected for the very fruits time in the US.
It’s also been noted that South Carolina officials have confirmed that two cases of the more contagious strain, which is known as B.1.351.
It’s been revealed that those two people were both adults, and they have no known travel history or connection to one another, state health officials said.
According to the reporters, this strain has concerned scientists because it seems to more transmissible than other versions of the virus – more than that, according to the official notes, it also looks like it might evade some of the immune protection offered by antibodies.
The US receives a massive wake up call
CNN notes that experts say they believe vaccines will still be effective against the variant, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, “we have no evidence that infections by this variant cause more severe disease.”
CNN did not finish their piece without saying that if people want to get lax about safety precautions, the confirmation of B.1.351 in the US should be a massive wake-up call.
“The arrival of the SARS-CoV-2 variant in our state is an important reminder to all South Carolinians that the fight against this deadly virus is far from over,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, interim public health director for the state’s health department.
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Not too long ago, we were revealing that 76% of the people discharged from a hospital in Wuhan, which is the city at the heart of the outbreak, were still showing at least one symptom that’s associated with the disease 6 months later.