The corona virus variant, first identified in the United Kingdom, is currently the first in the United States, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday that something a few months ago had been warned would happen. In the country.
“According to our most recent assessment by the CDC Monitoring Committee, Variation B.1.1.7 The Common Generation Now Spreading in the United States “As quoted by CNN, Rochelle Valensky said in the appearance of a White House.
The CDC classifies this variant as a “concern” because there is evidence that its transmission potential is high and that Covit-19 disease is more severe, including higher hospitalization and mortality. Specific British variant 50% may be more contagious, According to the CDC.
CDC adds, This variant can “significantly” reduce the neutralization of antibodies produced during a previous infection or vaccination And affects the effectiveness of treatments or vaccines.
Variation B.1.1.7 was first detected in September in the English city of Kent in the southeast of the country. It has since spread to more than 50 countries by the end of January.
“Concerned variations may require one or more related public health measures, namely notification (…) to the World Health Organization (WHO) for further testing or research to determine the effectiveness of vaccines and treatments against them. This includes modifying vaccines or treatments, ”the CDC explains.
The highest transfer capacity of this British variant Complicating efforts to control the epidemic in the United States, The Joe Biden government has accelerated vaccination with the aim of vaccinating 200 million people in its first 100 days, but cases have increased in recent weeks.
Thus “It is important to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”Anthony Fossie said in early February. “Viruses cannot be replaced if they are not copied. This not only protects people from being infected, but also prevents the appearance of variants,” he said at the time.