While people all over the world are getting ready for the firsts vaccines doses that are being shipped, something that’s not too great has been happening.
These days, it’s been revealed that back on December 8th, during a meeting about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, experts in public health saw a diagram that had them sitting up straight as Science Mag reports.
Massive surge in cases due to new coronavirus mutation
The report notes that Kent, in the southeast of England, saw a massive surge in cases, “and a phylogenetic tree showing viral sequences from the county looked very strange,” says Nick Loman, a microbial genomicist at the University of Birmingham.
The online publication mentioned above continued and reports that not only were half the cases caused by one specific variant of SARS-CoV-2 but “that variant was sitting on a branch of the tree that literally stuck out from the rest of the data.”
“I’ve not seen a part of the tree that looks like this before,” Loman says.
Experts are doing their best to try and analyze the mutant variants of the virus that are popping up, and they truly hope that the vaccine can work for these as well.
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