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New Covid variant is spreading across the world and surprisingly the variant is showing different symptoms and signs. Here is the detailed information about the new variant (s) of covid-19- symptoms, and tips to take care of.
What Is The New Variant Covid-19?
Numerous virus variants that cause COVID-19 are spreading globally. Amongst which the United Kingdom (UK) traced variant known as B.1.1.7 with a larger number of changes in the 2020 fall is one. This variant has been identified as the one that spreads more rapidly and easily in comparison to other new covid-19 variants. A study also found that it has more potential to lead to deaths. The virus has spread to the US around 2020 December end.
Along with this, a variant known as B.1.351 has emerged in South Africa. This variant shares a few common mutations with the UK variant and was also traced in the USA around 2021 January end.
Another variant known as P.1 emerged in Brazil which was first traced in Japan. This particular type has additional mutations that may cause difficulty for the antibodies to recognize it. Even this was discovered around January 2021 in the US.
Are These New Variants More Contagious?
As of now, these types look more contagious than the original, as they can spread more easily and quickly. Any increase in the number of patients due to any of the above 3 variants can be a potential danger to the human race. These variants ask for more deaths and more hospitalizations.
Studies so far hint that antibodies created through vaccines with the present sanctioned vaccines identify these variants. However, still, studies are underway towards this to obstruct any further large-scale infections due to these new types of coronavirus variants.
All these only indicate that these are more contagious than their predecessor. Besides, all the present circulated and approved vaccines have been recognized for the early coronavirus variant. Apart from all, even these vaccines aren’t fully and finally authorized and in such a situation, these 3 variants can be highly dangerous and potentially contagious.
How Are These New Coronavirus Variants Dissimilar?
As per a researcher, there are 17 genetic variations in the B.1.1.7 variant from England. This particular one has surged the cases in England and has spread more rapidly than it's before virus variant. This particular variant is known to be 70 times more dangerous in comparison to the old one.
A few of the mutations in the B.1.1.7 variant appear to affect the coronavirus’s spike protein which aids the virus to attach to human cells in the lungs, nose, and other body parts.
Besides, other variants like the UK variant have also been found to stick more tightly to human cells.
Can There Be More Coronavirus Variants In The Future?
Scientists and virologists say that as long as coronavirus spreads there are chances that mutations will happen and new viruses will occur.
What Do All These Mean?
All these facts may indicate the below which still have to be confirmed by the researchers.
- They can spread more effortlessly from human to human
- Cause mild or more serious diseases in the populace
- Can be identified with the present existing viral tests
- Respond to medications presently being used to cure persons for COVID-19
- Can change the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines
Covid-19 New Variants' Common Symptoms
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Weakness and dizziness
- Body and muscle aches
Tips To Take Care Of
All these new coronavirus variants are not asking for any special precaution strategies and we need to carry on what we did while the coronavirus first struck us.
No studies have confirmed that these are biologically different and so what we did in the past should be continued but more precaution.
A virologist said that the more people are infected the more chances are there for mutation so all precautions should be taken to effectively limit the spread of these new covid-19 variants.
The best tip according to them is to be vigilant and reduce the infection to the maximum-minimum.
The above is all about the new variant of covid-19- symptoms and tips to take care of.