On February 11, UK director of the COVID-19 Genome Structure Research Association, Sharon Peacock, said that the first variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus discovered first in the Kent region of the country is likely to spread worldwide and the fight against the COVID-19 campaign will continue for at least a decade.
The variant discovered in Kent has “spread across the country” and “is likely to spread around the world,” Peacock said.
“Once we get the (viruses) under control or they change themselves to no longer have the virulence that causes the disease, we can stop worrying about them. However, I think, in the future,” We’re going to have to do this for years. In my opinion, we’re still going to do this for the next 10 years. “
Earlier, on February 3, UK Minister in charge of vaccination implementation Nadhim Zahawi said there are about 4,000 variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the world, forcing pharmaceutical companies to find a way. improve vaccine efficacy.
Minister Zahawi said that it is not necessarily that the current vaccines are not effective in preventing the SARS-CoV-2 virus variant in the world.
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However, all pharmacies, from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna to Oxford-AstraZeneca, are working on solutions to improve the vaccine to ensure readiness for any variant.
Thousands of new variations of SARS-CoV-2 virus There were recorded mutations, of which notably there were variant UK, South Africa and Brazil are thought to be more infectious.
On the same day, Irish Prime Minister Michael Martin said that the COVID-19 blockade in the country could be extended until April.
Speaking on national television, Prime Minister Martin said the Irish Government is considering continuing to impose stricter restrictions until the Easter holiday. The plan to extend the blockade was being discussed, he said, but insisted reopening the school and construction projects would be a top priority.
Restaurants, bars and non-essential shops in Ireland have been closed since Christmas and the New Year. Students have not returned to school, while residents are advised to stay at home to limit the spread of the epidemic.
Up to this point, Ireland has nearly 206,000 cases of COVID-19, including more than 3,700 deaths. More than 40% of cases that do not survive in this country are recorded in the first 6 weeks of 2021./.