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Corona mutation in Brazil: "Completely new effect" - experts with shocking suspicions

2021-01-22T05:31:40.086Z

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 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

coronavirus has

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

Corona summit

to extend

the

lockdown

again and tighten the corona measures again *.

The fact that this strict line is followed, although the exponential increase in

new infections

seems to have stopped, is mainly due to the fear of the

corona mutations

.

So far, the

virus variants

from Great Britain and South Africa were known.

Now there is a third

mutation

from

Brazil

- 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 *.

The

virus variant B.1.1.7

is said to be significantly more contagious than the previously known form of the

coronavirus

- especially for children *.

Although the virus variant does not seem to lead to a more severe course of

Covid-19

, it

can accelerate

the

pandemic

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

spike protein

on the virus surface.

The

virus

penetrates the

human cell

through this

.

The only good news

about

the previously known

corona mutations

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.

Because the

corona mutation

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

mutation

from

Brazil

, which was obviously able to re-infect a population group in

Manaus

that actually had a high infection rate - actually should have been

immune

", explained intensive care physician Prof.

Uwe Janssens

in an interview with RTL.

In Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, three quarters of the people were

infected

with

corona

in 2020

.

Accordingly, a certain basic immunization was assumed.

Recently,

however

, the number of

infections

rose

surprisingly again.

The

variant P.1

identified

in

Brazil

has 17 mutations, some of them in the

spike protein

, as

reported by

Deutsche Welle

.

So it could be that this

corona mutation

"escaped" from the body's immune response.

“This is of course a completely new effect that we are now seeing: That obviously a

mutation

formerly

Sars-CoV-2 infected can

then

re-infect

within the assumed

immunity

.” Studies had shown that

those

who have

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

whether the

vaccines

from Biontech / Pfizer and Moderna are also

effective

against the

corona mutation

from

Brazil

.

However,

according to

dw.de,

these

mRNA vaccines

dock

exactly on the affected

spike protein

.

As the 

Tagesschau 

reported, vaccine developer Biontech had also stated that - if necessary - a new

vaccine could be 

developed

within six weeks that could be 

effective against certain corona mutations.

*

echo24.de

is part of the Ippen-Digital network

List of rubric lists: © Kay Nietfeld / dpa

Source: merkur

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