New Delhi / Washington: Global epidemiologists say India’s “double mutant” corona virus, which has so far spread to at least ten countries, has become a new threat to the world. I am not ready to prove my responsibility.
Various international websites, including the Telegraph, Bloomberg and First Post, have quoted the World Health Organization and Indian epidemiologists as saying that the Indian strain of corona virus, B.1.617, is being viewed with concern around the world.
It should be noted that the Indian variant of the novel corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) is also called “double mutant” because it has undergone two mutations that, in addition to accelerating its spread, could potentially , Also increasing its lethality.
In the last 24 hours, India has recorded 273,810 new CWD cases and another 1,619 deaths. Experts fear that this “double mutant” may play a major role in the growing number of corona virus cases in India.
The Indian “double mutant” was first reported at the end of last year, but the Modi government deliberately ignored it.
Since then, the presence of the Indian double mutant corona virus has been confirmed in at least ten countries, including Australia, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Namibia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Indian government has repeatedly denied that the “double mutant” was causing a fresh and severe wave of Covid 19 there, but on the other hand, a website that tracks the spread of various types of corona virus, Outbreak.info It is estimated that up to 52% of new corona virus cases in the first two weeks of April are due to “double mutants”.
The recent wave of Covid 19 in India is affecting a large number of young people, especially young people. Although double mutants are suspected to be involved, the rate of genetic sequencing of the virus in India is very low, so nothing can be said with certainty.
A study in the United States on a mutation in the Indian double mutant (L452R) found that it caused a 20% increase in the spread of the corona virus, while increasing the effectiveness of (virus-neutralizing) antibodies. 50% reduction.
Global virus experts say the Indian double mutant has all the characteristics of a “very dangerous virus” so it is important to keep an eye on it.
There is also a concern that the Indian double mutant could not only inactivate existing vaccines but also re-infect people who have recovered from another form of corona virus.