In details, researchers explained that this particular mutation may contribute to the generation of a “runaway strain” that would not be affected by immunity generated in the first wave or the antibodies produced by vaccines.They emphasized that, due to the emergence of many variables in the emerging corona virus, the tendency of this strain to escape from neutralizing antibodies and remain at a maximum danger level has become apparent, in addition to assessing its relative ability to transmit quickly and cause coronavirus infection, Covid-19.
They also pointed out that the variants that contain new mutations could affect the interaction of the spike viral receptor “S RBD” with the viral receptor on the host cells, which provides the entry point for the coronavirus again.
The new effect is linked to injuries and deaths
According to the research published by the pre-print studies website “bioRxiv”, transmissibility is associated with mortality, as the inevitable increase in infection rates resulting from the new variables will lead to an increase in the number of injuries and deaths.
The dire consequences of the more rapid and widespread infection could also be exacerbated by the loss of effectiveness of treatments and vaccines based on currently available antibodies, and reduced protective immunity in individuals previously infected with the “first wave” virus.
This is the reason for the spread
In turn, a research group from “ImmunityBio” company in California conducted a computational analysis of virus protein interactions in order to better understand the risks posed by an individual or combined mutations in “second wave” variants.
In this study, the researchers used simulation methods in the rapidly spreading South African variant 501Y.V2 – and its effects on the rise in glycoprotein formation, as it revealed the possibility that the new viral variant 501Y.V2 could replace the original Covid-19 strains, and then confirm that this is the possible cause. For a faster spread of this variant due to increased transmissibility, it is also the main reason why it is important to track these mutations and act in a timely manner.
It has mutated in more than 60 countries
It is noteworthy that the new Corona virus has so far claimed more than two million people since the disease appeared in China in late 2019, according to confirmation from the World Health Organization announced hours ago.
And the organization announced, on Wednesday, that the British mutated version of the emerging corona virus has been detected so far in at least 60 countries, that is, ten more countries than it was a week ago.