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.
Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus was
, many countries closed their borders.
The new virus variant is expected to spread
70 percent faster
than the previous corona
The mutation is said to have spread in
London - The news of the latest mutation of the
comes at a particularly
In large parts of Europe, the
number of cases is
rapidly and many countries are trying tough measures to contain the pandemic.
have passed Monday against the new threats of the
Corona virus mutation
According to the
, the new
possibly be more contagious
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
However, initial research suggests that the new variant of the
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
already been discovered in
However, according to initial findings, the new corona variant has not yet spread as quickly in these countries as in
(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
, virologist and director of the
assumes that the
now also in
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
that the new
alone or in combination with other mutations
could probably be contagious.
The health expert of the SPD
also expressed concern about the latest developments.
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. "(