Vietnam detects a dangerous UK-Indian Covid strain

Vietnam has detected a coronavirus variant that appears to be a combination of the Indian and UK variants and can spread quickly by air, health officials declared. Vietnam’s Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long described the latest mutation on Saturday as “very dangerous.”

Viruses mutate all the time and most variants are inconsequential, but some can make a virus more contagious. Since Covid-19 was first identified in January 2020, thousands of mutations have been detected.

Vietnam Covid strain havoc

The laboratory results of the variant have shown that the virus can replicate itself quickly. Thus leading to a quick spike in the number of COVID cases in different parts of Vietnam. Within a short period of time. The virus concentration in the throat increases rapidly and spreads strongly to the surrounding environment.

“Vietnam has uncovered a new Covid-19 variant combining characteristics of the two existing variants first found in India and the UK,” Mr Nguyen told a government meeting, according to Reuters news agency.

What vaccine should be useful for Indian Covid strain?

According to experts the variant of coronavirus first identified in India last October – called B.1.617.2 – is more transmissible than the UK/Kent variant – also known as B.1.1.7 –

Research suggests that Pfizer and AstraZeneca shots are highly effective against the Indian variant after two doses. But protection from one dose appears to be reduced.

Who is at more risk?

There is no proof that any transformations of the coronavirus cause considerably more genuine sickness for by far most individuals. The danger stays most elevated for individuals who are older or have critical fundamental ailments. Be that as it may, an infection being more infectious. And similarly, lead to more deaths in an unvaccinated populace.

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Vietnam has seen a spike in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks. The country has registered more than 6,700 coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. Of those, more than half have been recorded since late April this year.