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Coronavirus: All the information about the new variant "Mu"

Alvaro Salazar
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has added another variation of Covid to its watch list. It is called Mu and it has been assigned as a variation of interest (VOI). This implies that it has hereditary contrasts with the other known variations and that it is causing disease in different nations. Therefore, it could represent a specific danger to the general well-being.

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Covid-19 Mu variant

It is very likely that the evolution of "mu" will make it more contagious, allow it to cause more serious diseases and become immune to medical reactions. This is because it comes from the previous variations that are eradicated with vaccines. Therefore, you may make yourself less vulnerable to medications. It should be emphasized the words is possible.

A VOI is not such a worrying variance (VOC), which is a variance that has been shown to obtain one of these attributes, making it more risky and therefore more significant. As a general rule, Mu is closely watched to see if it should be assigned as a VOC. Hopefully not.

There are currently four other VOIs that are being tested by WHO. However, none of them have been renamed VOC. That could be the situation with this variation as well, however, we have to wait to get to the information that the research provides.

What makes this evolution of Covid especially intriguing (and worrying) is that it has what the WHO calls a " star cluster of transformations that show potentially non-susceptible output properties." At the end of the day, you have the clues that you have the option to evade the existing immunization security.

Where is it spreading?

Mu was first found in Colombia in January 2021, when it was assigned the designation B.1621. Since then it has distinguished itself in 40 nations. It is currently believed according to statistics that it is responsible for only 0.1% of diseases internationally.

The variant has appeared considerably more in Colombia than elsewhere. Taking a look at the Covid tests that have been inheritedly sequenced, 39% of those tested in Colombia have been mu although no examples have been recorded there during the most recent month.

It is interesting that 13% of the decomposed specimens in Ecuador were Mu, and this variation addresses 9% of the specimens sequenced during the most recent month, while in Chile slightly less than 40% of the specimens sequenced have been of this variant. Recently.

This proposes that the infection is carried out in Colombia, but is sent to other nearby South American nations. So far, 45 cases have been recognized in the UK by hereditary examination, and they appear to come from abroad.

However, as not all cases of Coronavirus end up being sequenced to see what variation they are. It is conceivable that the prevalence of mu in the UK is higher.

What is its degree of danger?

The key questions are whether mu is more contagious than the currently prevalent variation. The delta, and regardless of whether it can cause more extreme disease. This variation has a change called P681H, first announced in the alpha variation. Which is possibly responsible for a faster transmission.

Coronavirus: All the information about the new variant "Mu" – News
There is no concrete information yet on how dangerous this variation is

In any case, this research is still in pre-publication design, which implies that its findings have not yet been officially verified by different researchers.

We still cannot be sure of the impacts of P681H on the behavior of the infection. Mu also has the E484K and K417N changes, which are related to the ability to dodge anti- Covid antibodies. The proof of this is more concrete.

These metamorphoses also originate in the beta variant, so it is possible that mu acts like beta; against which some immunizations are less viable. Also, it has different transformations, such as R346K and Y144T, the results of which are obscure. So further investigation is required.

However, can the mu really dodge the previous invulnerability?

So far there is only restricted data on this. With a review from a lab in Rome showing that the Pfizer / BioNTech immunization was less viable against Mu. Unlike with different variations when tested in a research facility analysis.

Coronavirus: All the information about the new variant "Mu" – News
The Mu variant is still being studied so no specific or official news has been published on the subject.

Despite this, the research actually thought that the safety presented against mu by the antibody may be powerful. In reality, we do not yet know whether the changes in mu will translate into the spread of pollution and disease. Nonetheless, surprising reports have emerged about this Covid mutation.

In late July, a Florida news channel revealed that 10% of the tests sequenced at the University of Miami were mu. In early August, Reuters revealed that seven fully immunized occupants of a Belgian nursing home had died from this disease. In any case, these are restricted advances in the behavior of variation.

What will happen after this variant is VOC rated?

Mu is the major new variation added to the WHO list since June. The moment a worrying variance is assigned; The WHO conducts a similar investigation of the attributes of the new variation. Evaluating how it relates to others that are being additionally observed. Asking their state parties to collect data on the occurrence and impacts of the variation. This is ongoing.

The assignment of mu as VOI reflects an unlimited concern for the possibility of new variations that could be dangerous. The more contagious delta variation that is taking hold in many nations. Especially among the unvaccinated, it shows how quickly and how significantly viral variations can turn the tide of the pandemic.

Every time the infection recurs in an individual, it is quite possible that it will change and another variation will emerge.