India to become the current country reporting confirmed cases of the new COVID-19 strain which was initial reported in the United Kingdom. The strain has moderated coronavirus vaccine assurance as specialists suppose that this new strain of the mutant virus is possibly more transmissible than the previous one.
Several countries like Spain, Sweden, Japan, Canada, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and 50 countries or more, including India, command travel restraints from the UK.
The Health Ministry of India on December 29, 2020, announced that 6 UK returned tested positive with this new UK variant. 3 samples in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, 2 samples in CCMB, Hyderabad, and 1 in NIV, Pune tested positive for the new variant.
Does this new strain of coronavirus spread more easily?
Now, Let's Talk About Is This New COVID-19 Strain?
The new alternative or strain, which scientists have named “VUI – 202012/01” does include a transmitted variation in the “spike” protein that the
SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus practices to affect human cells.
The New Mutant Strain How Much Is It Concerned?
Health experts from the UK to the US suppose that the new strain appears to affect more easily than the previous one. According to a study in British, this new strain is more deadly over 50 to 74 percent.
The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also claimed that the new virus strain is 'almost 70% more transmissible than the previous version of the virus'.
How Dangerous Is It And Why?
Therefore, it is found that the new strain of the covid-19 is much more transmissible than the older virus, it will appear to be more harmful and will rattle himself in making more people infected.
Compared to the older version this will be less known and can seem to be highly infectious.
Where Does This New Strain Belong From?
New variants are almost seen since the disease was initially detected in China 1 year back. Viruses often modifying or developing minimal changes, as they are reproducing and moving within the population -something “that’s natural and expected,” WHO claimed.
Will The COVID-19 Vaccines Work Against New Strain?
European Union authorities presume that the modern
vaccines against COVID-19 will be active upon the new strain of the virus identified in Britain and elsewhere. 'At this very moment, there is no such proof or indication to prescribe that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is not going to affect from this new variant'. European Medicines Agency said,
Heads and Chiefs of BioNTech and AstraZeneca have also said that their company's vaccines are ready and sufficient to fight against the new virus.
CEO of BioNTech SE said that 'Scientifically, it is highly likely that the immune responded by this vaccine and can also deal with the new virus.'
'In principle, the excellence of the messenger technology is that our team can shortly begin to mastermind a vaccine which effectively mimics this new mutation - we will likely to produce a new vaccine technically within six weeks.'
While having a conversation with a Newspaper company the Chief Executive Officer of AstraZeneca said, that he is confident that the vaccine is likely to work against the new strain and would prove to be an adequate rival. 'We think we have concluded out the winning strategy and how to get an ability that 2 doses can make people prepare to fight,' Soriot said.
Current Vaccines Versus the New Strain?
Pfizer and Moderna vaccines operate by reducing our immune systems to identify a precise variant of the viral spike protein. The new version of the spike protein of this vaccine was designed with the old version in mind. This could be less effective than assumed.
The question is not whether the vaccines will be powerful, but relatively how effective they will be.
How To Be Aware Of The New COVID-19 Strain?
Till now there are no such indications to recommend that the new strain spreads otherwise than the older virus. People must follow the usual COVID-19 rules for example Putting on a mask regularly, washing hands frequently, maintaining social distancing, and avoid visiting the crowded public places.
The Director-general of World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that “The bottom line is we need to suppress transmission of all virus strains that can cause COVID-19. The more we allow it to spread, the more mutations will happen.”