The latest research from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the United States shows that a new strain of a new coronavirus has dominated the world and appears to be more infectious than the initially transmitted strain. The report warns that the new strain may also make the body susceptible to a second infection after the first infection.
Dr. David Montefiore of Duke University, who participated in the study, said the study was led by a team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The team of scientists said that this new strain appeared in Europe in February and soon spread to the east coast of the United States. It has been the main strain in the world since mid-March. In addition to the faster spread of the new strain, it may also make the body susceptible to a second infection after the first infection.
Dr. Montefiore said that the variant form includes spikes that protrude from the surface of the virus, which is how it fits into the cell and enters the cell. If you are already infected with the new coronavirus, it means that you will produce antibodies to Stop the virus from infecting you again. But with this mutation, the patient’s immune response may not be strong enough to resist.
Not only that, this mutation occurs in a fragment of the virus, this fragment is called the spike protein, this protein is present in all current vaccines. therefore. We are worried that the mutation of this new virus will become a key issue in current vaccine research and development. If drugs and vaccines are designed based on the original virus strain, they may not be able to effectively resist the new virus strain.