Britain discovers a variant of COVID-19 from Brazil
January 15 According to the British Sky News Network on the 15th, British virologists said that the United Kingdom has found a variant of the novel coronavirus from Brazil.
“There are now two different types of variants of COVID-19 from Brazil, one of which has been found in the UK,” Professor Wendy Barclay, a virologist at Imperial College London, said in a research group briefing.
Another virus expert said that the virus may have entered the UK “a while ago.” In the database, if you search for these sequences, you will find evidence that this is a variant of COVID-19 from outside the outside world, and I believe that including variants of viruses from Brazil, these viruses may have entered the UK before.”
Professor Barclay said that one of the variants of the novel coronavirus from Brazil was found in Japan, and the patients had traveled to Brazil.
Another variant of the novel coronavirus is spreading in Brazil.
The United Kingdom today (15th) set up a research team composed of scientists from various fields to assess whether the newly discovered variant of the novel coronavirus is more diffused and whether the current vaccine is effective.
They hope to submit scientific assessment reports to the government before the spread of the new variant of COVID-19 to formulate corresponding epidemic prevention policies to stop its spread.
New mutant strains from Brazil have been discovered in the UK.
British virologist Wendy Barclay said that one of the two strains of the novel coronavirus from “Brazil” had been found in the United Kingdom.
In light of the surge in the number of coronavirus infections, the British Ministry of Transport has previously decided to ban tourists from Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and Portugal from Friday.
British Prime Minister Johnson said a day ago that the government was worried about the emergence of new mutant strains in Brazil and was studying measures to fight it.
“There are two different types of Brazilian variants, one of which has been discovered and the other has not been discovered,” said Professor Wendy Barclay, who leads a newly launched joint British National Virology Project called G2P to study the impact of the emerging variants of the novel coronavirus.
She added that the variant “may have entered some time ago” and “will track it very carefully”. Sky News TV quoted her as a report.
A new strain of COVID-19 was discovered in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro in December.
According to virologists, this is a mutation strain of B.1.1.28 that has spread in Brazil.