The corona mutations are currently the greatest concern of many.
Another virus variant has now appeared in Brazil - and it could pose a particular danger.
The fight against the
already been going on for
a good year
- and it is far from over.
Most recently, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the prime ministers of the federal states decided at the
again and tighten the corona measures again *.
The fact that this strict line is followed, although the exponential increase in
seems to have stopped, is mainly due to the fear of the
So far, the
from Great Britain and South Africa were known.
Now there is a third
- and experts are increasingly worried, as
reported by echo24.de
Because through them one could possibly say goodbye to the term herd immunity.
Corona mutation in Brazil: virus variant probably highly infectious - danger also for those who have recovered
The corona mutation from Great Britain was first detected in Baden-Württemberg on Christmas Eve *.
virus variant B.1.1.7
is said to be significantly more contagious than the previously known form of the
- especially for children *.
Although the virus variant does not seem to lead to a more severe course of
due to the easier transferability
If more people become infected with the virus in a short period of time, there are significantly more serious and fatal courses.
The Corona mutation from South Africa * is also considered to be potentially more contagious than the variant previously widespread in Germany.
The reason for the rapid spread could be a slight change at one point of the
on the virus surface.
The only good news
the previously known
from Great Britain and South Africa: The corona vaccinations are also likely to work against the virus variants *.
But now a new mutant has been detected in Brazil that is spreading worries.
not only seems to be highly infectious - even immune people do not seem to be protected from it.
In Manaus, three quarters of the people had already been infected with corona - it was thought they were immune for months.
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Corona mutation in Brazil: Experts extremely concerned - those who have recovered probably not protected
"I am very concerned about the
, which was obviously able to re-infect a population group in
that actually had a high infection rate - actually should have been
", explained intensive care physician Prof.
in an interview with RTL.
In Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, three quarters of the people were
Accordingly, a certain basic immunization was assumed.
, the number of
has 17 mutations, some of them in the
So it could be that this
"escaped" from the body's immune response.
“This is of course a completely new effect that we are now seeing: That obviously a
Sars-CoV-2 infected can
within the assumed
.” Studies had shown that
recovered are very likely to be immune to it for several months the virus are *.
But those who have recovered are not protected from the corona mutation from Brazil.
New Corona variant P.1 in Brazil: vaccines still effective?
It has not yet been clarified
from Biontech / Pfizer and Moderna are also
exactly on the affected
reported, vaccine developer Biontech had also stated that - if necessary - a new
vaccine could be
within six weeks that could be
effective against certain corona mutations.
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