New coronavirus pressure could substitute the outdated one, say specialists

Hyderabad: The brand new extra infective Coronavirus pressure from the UK could substitute the I/A3i clade, which entered the nations from southeast Asia. Over time, the weaker A3i clade was changed by the A2a clade which is the prevalent international pressure.

Dr Rakesh Mishra, director of CCMB, stated, “With infectivity fee as excessive as 71 per cent the present pressure can be changed by the brand new one. The parallel pressure in South Africa means that it impacts youthful individuals extra however extra analysis is required.”


What well being issues the brand new pressure will result in isn’t identified. Dr Mishra stated, “The virus mutation was sluggish however it has developed a brand new pressure which is extra virulent. We can’t let our guard down.”

Dr Mishra met Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu within the metropolis and briefed him concerning the new pressure.

The CCMB director acknowledged that the catastrophe administration methods which have labored for SARS-Cov-2 in 2020 must proceed.

The largest fear is the standing of the vaccines as a result of rising new strains. Whereas scientists are assured that vaccines will work, it’s not identified for the way lengthy their efficacy will final. With many individuals not preferring to get vaccinated instantly, it will be significant that they follow security protocols.


CCMB researchers have obtained samples collected from individuals who got here from the UK. These can be checked for the brand new pressure, stated Dr Mishra. Genome sequencing will point out not solely the presence of recent pressure however the different mutations which can have occurred in India.The pressure in the UK and South Africa is a sign that virus mutation within the area signifies that there could possibly be completely different strains in Southeast Asia too.

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