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Corona mutation: One group particularly at risk - new study results surprise

2021-01-11T13:52:46.717Z

There are currently still many unanswered questions regarding the corona mutation in Great Britain. However, experts are now delivering initial research results that are surprising.



There are currently still many unanswered questions regarding the corona mutation in Great Britain.

However, experts are now delivering initial research results that are surprising.

  • A new

    coronavirus mutation was

    detected

    in the

    UK

    in December

    .

  • Researchers have

    dealt intensively with the

    variant

    and have now come to

    surprising study results

    .

  • Apparently the mutation is

    particularly contagious

    for people who are

    under 20 years old

    .

London - In December, a

coronavirus mutation

detected

in

Great Britain

caused a

stir.

According to initial findings, the new variant is

significantly more contagious

than the already known form, British

Prime Minister Boris Johnson

announced on December 19, 2020.

“There is still a lot we don't know.

But there is no evidence that the new variant causes more or more severe disease processes, ”Johnson said in this context.

Much is now still unclear what the

mutation is

concerns.

However, virologists

and other scientists are constantly working on further research into the

coronavirus

variant

.

It is currently clear that the

mutation

has spread in other countries outside the UK.

Another coronavirus mutation has also been discovered in Japan.

Corona mutation: One group is likely to be particularly affected - study delivers surprising results

Experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have

already confirmed that the

coronavirus

mutation

discovered in Great Britain

could increase the transmittability of the virus by 50 to 70 percent.

Under the same external conditions

, more people are

infected with the

new variant

.

According to the British health authorities, an

average of

15 percent of people

who had contact with an infected person would become infected

with the

mutation

- compared to ten percent with the "standard virus" *, reported the

Frankfurter Rundschau

*.

Initial

studies also

provided further surprising findings.

According to the

research

, the

variant found

in the

UK is

particularly contagious for people under the age of 20

, according to experts at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

"We need to see this as a pandemic within a pandemic." @ AdamJKucharski tells @ BBCr4today that with this new variant, each interaction we have has become riskier. "



📻 (1:11:00) https://t.co/3VxVaAN1mj # COVID19 #PublicHealth

- London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (@LSHTM) January 9, 2021

In the video: Corona mutation from Great Britain - How dangerous is it?

Coronavirus mutation: Study delivers surprising results - people under 20 years of age are particularly affected

This

result

is surprising,

among other things, because with regard to the conventional form of the

coronavirus

it was still assumed in autumn that it was

less contagious

- at least for

smaller children

.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech in November that studies show that small children are “

obviously not as infectious

” as adults.

However, these findings are also repeatedly questioned - a study by top virologist Christian Drosten was revised again in this regard.

(nema) (* fr.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network)

Source: merkur

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