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Coronavirus in England: Children particularly affected by new mutation - German experts worried

2020-12-22T11:47:13.789Z

It has recently become known: A mutation of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus is raging in Great Britain. British researchers fear that the mutation could be particularly dangerous for children.



It has recently become known: A mutation of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus is raging in Great Britain.

British researchers fear that the mutation could be particularly dangerous for children.

  • After

    mutation of 

    the 

    Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus was

    discovered

    in 

    Great Britain 

    , many countries closed their borders.

  • The new virus variant is expected to spread

    70 percent faster 

    than the previous corona

    virus

    .

  • The mutation is said to have spread in

    Australia

    , the

    Netherlands

    and

    Denmark

    .

London - The news of the latest mutation of the

coronavirus

in

the UK

comes at a particularly

bad time

.

In large parts of Europe, the

number of cases is

currently

increasing

rapidly and many countries are trying tough measures to contain the pandemic.

British researchers

have passed Monday against the new threats of the

Corona virus mutation

warned

.

According to the

scientists

, the new

coronavirus mutation

B.1.1.7 could

possibly be more contagious

for

children

than previous variants.

Coronavirus mutation: British researchers assume that children are particularly at risk

"

There is some evidence that it has a higher tendency to infect children,

" said Neil Ferguson at a press conference last Monday.

Ferguson is a member of the

New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group

, which advises the UK government.

According to his colleague, Wendy Barclay, some mutations affect the way

the virus enters a cell

.

It is therefore possible that "

children may be just as susceptible to this virus as adults

".

Barclay therefore suspects that “

more children could become infected

.” Which age groups could be affected was not explained in more detail.

Coronavirus mutation: New virus 70 percent more contagious

Not much is known about the new mutation in

Sars-CoV-2

.

However, initial research suggests that the new variant of the

coronavirus

may be

70 percent more contagious

than the previous virus.

Although many countries have taken swift action to close their borders and thus prevent entry from the UK, the

mutation has

already been discovered in

Australia

, the

Netherlands

and

Denmark

.

However, according to initial findings, the new corona variant has not yet spread as quickly in these countries as in

Great Britain

.

(3) It will be important not to end lockdown too early.

If we quickly get back into incidence growth because of relapse, the new variant is likely to become a very big problem.

Now we can take control again.

That should be a strategy

- Karl Lauterbach (@Karl_Lauterbach) December 22, 2020

Coronavirus mutation: investigation confirms suspicion of increased infection

Christian Drosten

, virologist and director of the

Berlin Charité

,

assumes that the

virus is

now also in

Germany

.

Although the publicly known documents are still incomplete, Drosten expressed concern on Twitter about the new document situation.

"Unfortunately that doesn't look good," wrote Drosten on the short message service, referring to a study published by the British health authority in the English

county of Kent

.

The study expresses a

reasonable suspicion

that the new

virus mutation

may

alone or in combination with other mutations

could probably be contagious.

The health expert of the SPD

Karl Lauterbach

also expressed concern about the latest developments.

Lauterbach

wrote on Twitter:

“It will be important not to end [the] lockdown too early.

If we quickly get back into an increase in incidence because of relapse, the new variant will probably become a very big problem. "(

Phf

)

Source: merkur

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