2021-02-22

240 mutated new coronaviruses found across India: some are more infectious

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The recent surge in cases in Maharashtra, India and other places may be related to the mutant virus.

240 mutated new coronaviruses found across India: some are more infectious

Indian authoritative medical research and clinical institutions Randeep Guleria, director of the Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said that some of the new variants of the new coronavirus strains may be highly contagious and even more dangerous. Some strains have immune “evasion mechanisms.” “Some people who already have antibodies or have been vaccinated may be infected again.

Gurelia further stated that the current need for regular and extensive monitoring of new strains, vaccines can be improved to meet this challenge. He also said that vaccination is still “necessary.”

But vaccinations alone are not enough. “Active testing, contact tracing and isolation measures are also needed.”

In addition, experts said: Considering the new mutant virus, achieving herd immunity in India is a “myth.”