Dr. Anthony Fauci said it is a ‘possibility’ that a homegrown version of coronovirus is increasing the spike in cases across the US.
The country’s top infectious disease specialist said the increase in cases in the US is similar to the rise in the UK, where new stress was detected
“It could be a possibility – that we have our own mutants that are moving more easily,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told The Washington Post on Monday.
‘We do not know. We are looking for it … If you look at the slope of our curve, which is very steep, it looks like a curve in the UK. ‘
Matters are increasing in the UK as London Mayor Sadiq Khan has revealed one of the 30 Londoners that now have COVID-19.
They have also demanded that researchers should start exploring new variants at the earliest.
It comes as the CDC says it has found no evidence of a new American strain, and health experts say the rapid increase in cases may be due to other reasons.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and Drs. Deborah Birks warns that a type of coronovirus may be mutated in the US and may be responsible for an increase in cases. Picture: Birks listens as Fossy during a meeting at the White House during April 2020
Birx warned that this new strain could be up to ‘50% more permeable ‘and is spreading alongside the new version of the UK. Picture: Rise of COVID-19 cases in the US
Fauci said that the curve of the American transition resembles the curve in Britain. Picture: Rise of COVID-19 cases in UK
According to a DailyMail.com analysis of federal and state data, UK stress currently accounts for 82 cases in 10 states
A spokesperson told CNN in a statement, “Based on scientific understanding of the virus, it is likely that multiple versions are developing simultaneously worldwide.”
‘Additionally, there is a strong possibility that the United States has variants; However, it may take weeks or months to recognize that the same type of virus, which causes COVID-19, is similar to an increase in the United Kingdom, similar to an increase in the United States.
‘To date, neither researchers nor CDC analysts have seen the emergence of a special edition in the United States as seen with the emergence of B.1.1.7 in the United Kingdom or B.1.351 in South Africa. ‘
The CDC did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
According to officials, the idea was first to coordinate the White House Coronavirus Task Force with Dr. Deborah was floated by Birks.
He discussed the current boom that is nearly double the rate of infections seen in spring and summer, and wrote this comment during a weekly report sent to state governors.
Birx speculated that the cases may increase as a new, more contagious version of the virus is swirling – just as Britain has been shaken by the new B.1.1.7 strain
The report states that this fall / winter growth in the spring / summer season is almost double the rate of increase in cases.
‘This acceleration suggests that there may be a USA version that has evolved here, in addition to the UK version that is already spreading in our communities and may be 50% more communicable.
‘Aggressive mitigation should be used to match more aggressive viruses.’
It is not immediately clear why the US issued a statement to the governors about possible new tensions in a report.
The CDC states that there is no evidence that a mutant strain is responsible and other health experts also accept it. Image: A man tested for COVID-19 before working on a play called Seven Deadly Sins on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Florida, December 2020
Some epidemiologists state that the increase in cases may be due to more indoor gatherings or colder temperatures. Picture: Respiratory therapists configure remote monitoring device for a hospital in Reno Regional Medical Center home program in Reno, Nevada, December 2020
Despite the lack of evidence, health experts cannot rule out the possibility of a new mutation – particularly for the US hitting a new seven-day rolling average record in 247,503 cases on Tuesday.
However, other factors may increase, such as household ceremonies and cold temperatures, some states lack the ability to perform genome sequencing.
This means that the US cannot adequately detect and detect outbreaks that may be associated with a randomly mutated virus.
“Are there variants that are evading vaccine safety?” Yes or no? This is what they are working on now, ‘Fausi in the context of scientists doing research on mutations.
‘I need that answer and I need it very quickly.’
However, health experts say that it is too early to speculate due to lack of evidence.
Jacksonville epidemiologist Drs. Jonathan Kantor told News4Jacus, “I think it’s too early to know, and I don’t think we have nearly enough data to make a decision.”
An expert on viruses and immunity at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Scott Hensley told CNN: ‘I don’t know of a single version identified in the US that could be responsible for what we’re seeing.
‘The increase in cases is not necessarily a genetic explanation.’
According to The New York Times, currently Arizona, California, Rhode Island, Oklahoma and Arkansas have seen the highest increase in cases in the past 14 days – 61 percent.
Arizona: Arizona has reported a total of 636,100 coronovirus cases with a spike of 53% in the last 6 days.
California: California has recorded a total of 2,747,288 new COVID-19 infections, an increase of 7% over the past two weeks
Rhode Island: The toll of known cases in Rhode Island stands at 101,393, an increase of 47% over the last 14 days.
OKLAHOMA: The state has reported a total of 337,457 confirmed cases with an increase of 49% in the last two weeks.
ARKANSAS: Arkansas has reported a total of 259,553 COVID-19 cases with a 61% spike in the last 14 days.
In the US, UK stress – B1.1.7. – According to a DailyMail.com analysis of state and federal data, at least 82 people have been infected in 10 states.
However, many more uninfected or unexpected cases are likely.
What’s more, a Minnesota case of the new variant indicates that it is rotating in the US much earlier than before.
The positive sample comes from a patient who was taken on 18 December and uploaded to the global genomic database GISAID.
CDC has previously been running genomic tests of variants seen in Great Britain and has tested over 5,700 samples.
The UK is ranked eighth in the world for presenting the most viral genome sequence to GISAID while the US is ranked 43.
Last week, a CDC official told DailyMail.com that quickly changing the results of the process to detect new variants is ‘not urgently needed,’ because the findings won’t change how the US handles the epidemic.
‘For less urgent sequencing, when there is no immediate need to change data quickly, it is much more efficient to batch it when it [for the purpose of] Large surveillance data, ‘Director of the CDC’s Office of Advanced Molecular Investigations Dr. Greg Armstrong said.
“There are no clinical effects for these patients, and with this reduced presence one type of effect is not going to affect non-pharmacological interventions.” [that we employ],’ he said.
However, in the good news, the Pfizer vaccine appears to work against mutated strains, according to a new study. And Modern says that it plans to release evidence showing similar results soon.
“What we have right now is public confidence in a vaccine,” Kantor said.
‘Keep in mind, this is a vaccine that your doctors are receiving, it is a vaccine that your nurses are receiving and there is a reason that your doctors and nurses are in the queue to get the vaccine.’