A research report confirmed the emergence of “Super Corona”, the new version of the emerging corona virus, which caused a state of panic after Brazil announced that the virus had mutated with that new strain that was called “Amazon”, where it was discovered and believed to be resistant to some vaccines, but Brazil did not provide More information about her.
And the new strain of Corona virus was discovered last January in 4 people who entered Japan from Brazil, and these people came from the Amazon region.
The research report indicates that the new strain is already responsible for 90% of Corona virus cases in the state of Amazonas, and it was also detected in other parts of Brazil and spread to other countries around the world.
There are two different types carried by the Brazilian strain. The first type, P1, is difficult for the immune system to get rid of because of its genetic makeup responsible for building spinal proteins, which act as grasping tools to reach human cells. Any changes in their design could make it easier for them to attach to human cells, and the second type, known as P2, carries a mutation that can bypass antibodies.
The danger of the two types lies in the spinal protein, as most corona vaccines target the spinal protein that the virus uses to adhere to human cells, while the vaccines work to prepare the body to be able to detect the spinal protein, so that the immune system can detect the virus, and if the spinal protein mutates, the body will not be able To recognize the virus, and then the vaccines will not be effective … and herein lies the danger.
In this regard, Dr. Ahmed Shaheen, a professor of virology and a member of the Senate, explains that this new strain does not respond to any kind of vaccines presented that avoid the patient from complications of Corona or reduce its spread, and for this reason it has caused a state of global panic and you will not find in front of it neither green nor crusty. everything”.
He continued: One of the reasons for the spread of this new strain is laxity and the unfair and rapid distribution of vaccines around the world, as the vaccine or vaccine helps to reduce the spread and reduce the infection and the promise of the virus mutating into strains, pointing out that there is a genetic change that occurs to the virus every month, so we find that a virus. Super Corona “, like the AIDS virus, it mutates every period, so it is difficult to find an effective vaccine for it, as the new strain that appeared in Brazil gains resistance to the effectiveness of vaccines.”
He pointed out the possibility of re-infection for the recovered from the Corona virus with the new strain, because the Corona virus is recovered from six months to a year, during this period the antibodies decrease and their immunity against the virus decreases, so they are vulnerable to infection again, also it can infect people who have been vaccinated with the vaccine But the symptoms are less severe, because the vaccine has antibodies against the virus.
For his part, Dr. Abdel-Azim El-Gammal, Professor of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of the Suez Canal, adds, with the increase and spread of the Covid-19 epidemic in all countries of the world, and taking breaths after the height of the second wave, the world is now on the cusp of the beginning of the third wave of the virus, and many specialized scientists believe It may be more widespread and unit, especially after the emergence of a new strain of the virus called the Amazon strain, which was first discovered in Brazil in the state of Amazonas, which was dubbed in the media “Super Corona”, adding that the new mutated strain is the fiercest and most dangerous at all, As it is characterized by its ability to infect and spread three times more than the original strain of the virus. And that is why it is more dangerous than the two mutated strains that were previously discovered in Britain and South Africa.
He pointed out that it is characterized by strong resistance to vaccines based on reports submitted from Brazil, and the new strain was discovered last January in 4 people who entered Japan from Brazil, and the new strain is already responsible for 90% of Corona virus cases in the Amazonas state in Brazil, and it has been monitored. The new strain also spread to other parts of Brazil and spread to other countries around the world. Where the British government confirmed the discovery of about six cases of the Brazilian Corona virus.
And beauty explained, the new mutation in this strain has caused mutations in the spiny proteins. There are two variants that the Brazilian breed carries:
1- Type I (P1):
It is difficult for the immune system to eliminate it due to its genetic makeup responsible for building spinal proteins, which act like grasping tools to reach human cells. Any changes in their design could make it easier for them to attach to human cells.
2- Type II (P2):
It carries a mutation that enables the virus to bypass antibodies.
And here is where the danger lies, if the spinal protein mutates, the body will not be able to recognize the virus, and then the vaccines will not be effective.
He continued: From the above, we conclude that we are on the cusp of a third wave of the epidemic, which may be more dangerous and widespread due to genetic mutations in the virus that make it more dangerous and widespread, which also reduce the effectiveness of the discovered vaccines, stressing the abandonment of recklessness and commitment to all precautionary measures and Social distancing as much as possible, washing hands frequently and the optimal use of disinfectants, and the media should also focus on increasing the citizen’s awareness of the seriousness of the epidemic and how to prevent it and applying the precautionary measures in the best way to pass this ordeal in peace.