According to a report on February 8th local time, American experts said that although the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States has recently decreased, due to the spread of Variant COVID-19, the pandemic in the United States is still not optimistic, and people cannot relax their vigilance.
Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor Medical School, said that he had been talking to other experts for the past two weeks to discuss the Variant novel coronavirus, saying that “new Variant viruses will hit us again”.
Dr. Hotez said that the United States is in a vaccination competition to fight against the growing threat of Variant coronavirus.
According to a new report released by MedRxiv, the spread rate of Variant coronavirus triples every nine days, and the transmission capacity is 35% to 40% higher than other variant viruses.
The data in the report support the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that the coronavirus variant found in the United Kingdom may become the mainstream of the novel coronavirus transmitted in the United States in late March.
Michael Worobey, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Arizona, co-author of the study, said that research shows that the novel coronavirus variant B.1.1.7 found in the United Kingdom has quickly become the mainstream of the novel coronavirus spread in the United States and requires immediate action.
To minimize the rate of COVID-19 diagnosis and mortality.”
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has reported nearly 700 confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants found in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil, most of which are COVID-19 variant strain B.1.1.7 found in the United Kingdom.
Experts note that the coronavirus variant found in the UK has now been found in at least 33 states in the United States.