“A wake-up call” … Fauchi warns of the spread of Corona mutations


The chief infectious epidemiologist in the United States, Anthony Fauci, said Friday that the outbreak of mutated strains of the emerging corona virus represents a “wake-up call” to move faster towards widespread deployment of vaccines.

Fauci’s comments came at a time when the United States is witnessing, along with dozens of countries, an outbreak of some mutations that have occurred in the Corona virus, which are considered more capable of spreading.

Fauci said: “He is motivated to do what we have been saying all the time: to give the vaccine to as many people as possible, as quickly as we can.”

And he warned that mutations would become an obstacle to the current capabilities of Corona treatments and vaccines to prevent the disease to limit its spread, if it continued to spread.

“This means that we, as a government and as companies, are all in this together,” Fauchi said. “We have to be alert.”

Since its introduction last December, only 6.6 percent of the population has received the Coronavirus vaccine in the United States.

The administration of the US President, Joe Biden, has set a goal of vaccinating at least one million Americans per day during the coming period.

In an attempt to prevent new mutations of the Coronavirus from spreading, many countries around the world have imposed travel restrictions, and some of them have limited air traffic with specific countries witnessing the spread of mutated strains.

US President Joe Biden recently signed an order to extend the travel ban that prevents non-Americans who have visited Brazil, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 26 other European countries from entering the United States.

New strains of the virus are spreading at a time when countries face many challenges in obtaining vaccines and spreading them among their citizens.

Despite this, pharmaceutical companies confirmed that the anti-virus vaccines, which they recently developed, are still effective against mutated strains of the virus, but some experts indicated that not putting an end to the spread of mutations may contribute to the transformation of the virus into a stronger version with which vaccines do not work. .


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