Experts said that it has been proved that the UK Corona Strain spreads rapidly and it is possible that the Indian strain B.1.617 (Coronavirus Indian Strain) can also spread much faster, but this point is still Has not been proved
Experts say that the Indian form of coronavirus (Coronavirus Indian Strain or B.1.617) can spread as fast as the corona strain of Britain, but so far there is little evidence that this original virus (first appeared Virus). B.1.617 strain of SARS-CoV2 is also known as ‘Double Mutation’ or ‘Indian strain’. It has been found in badly affected Maharashtra and Delhi by the second wave of strain epidemic.
It is known that in the last few weeks, cases of coronavirus in Delhi and Maharashtra have increased significantly, due to which the health system has collapsed. There is a severe shortage of medical oxygen in many hospitals of Delhi. Anurag Aggarwal, director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) said, “As far as we know, neither the UK strain nor the B.1.617 variant is associated with increasing severity of disease or death.”
‘Study not yet completed, yet to be proved’
He said, “It has been proved that the British Corona strain spreads rapidly and it is possible that the B.1.617 variant can also spread much faster. But it has not been proved (the rapid spread of B.1.617 format) and there are many traits to prove it and the study has not been completed yet. ” Explain that IGIB is one of the 10 labs across the country that are involved in genome sequencing of viruses.
He said that although there is no comparison as to which strain of coronavirus has the capacity to spread more rapidly, B.1.617 strain seems to be spreading rapidly in view of the experiences of Maharashtra, but it is yet to be proved. is. He said that given the general evidence, it seems that B.1.617 strain can spread more quickly. At the same time, when asked about more deaths in the state this time than the first wave of last year, Aggarwal said that it has a direct relation with how much any strain of virus can spread and the more patients will be infected, the more deaths. The number of will be equally high.
Experts told vaccine effective against corona
At the same time, Saumitra Das, director of the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), said that there is no report yet regarding the fatalities of the B.1.617 variant. NCBS is located in Kalyani, West Bengal and is one of the 10 organizations involved in genome sequencing of coronaviruses. Das said last week that the vaccines available in different strains found in India are effective. At the same time, the Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology Institute, which is studying the virus, also said that the covishield vaccine is very effective against B.1.617 strains.
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