Government public-health researchers said in a report that the Kovid-19 variant emerged in Britain and could dominate in the US by March due to concerns of a rapid spread.
Several lines of evidence indicate that stress spreads faster than other versions, and steps should be taken to reduce its transmission, including increased genomic surveillance and public-health measures such as testing and mask wear , The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. In friday Report good.
The report states, “SARS-CoV-2 transmission may threaten stressful health care resources, require expanded and more rigorous implementation of public health strategies, and the percentage of population immunity required for epidemic control.” Increases. ”
According to CD.1, a variant called B.1.1.7 has already been spotted in the US, with around 76 cases confirmed in the country. The agency’s launch was based on modeling, which showed rapid growth earlier this year, which could further reduce the rollout of the Kovid-19 vaccine marked by missed deadlines and the use of supplies.
Currently, the variant makes up about 0.5% less than the circulating virus, the report estimated, although the exact prevalence of B.1.1.7 in the US is not currently known.
UK health authorities have attributed the recent increase in cases of the spread of the variant’s capacity and imposed strict lockdown measures. British Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty warned that, while he hopes “things are going to get better in the spring,” the version could make it difficult to reopen the economy.
The report noted that it “has the potential to increase the US epidemic trajectory in the coming months.”
Viruses are often mutated and variants are expected, but new variants may potentially take the form that will be avoided by current trials and treatments for Kovid-19. The B.1.1.7 variant is one of several that have been found worldwide, although neither a variant known as B.1.351 in South Africa nor another variant called B.1.1.28 is found in the Americas. The middle has been found as -January, the CDC said.
The CDC stated that the high infectiousness of the B.1.1.7 variant spreads to more rigorous application to public-health measures such as vaccination, distancing, masking and hand washing. The regulator said public health measures should be taken “sooner rather than later” for its spread, and the health system should be prepared to move forward in matters.
The report noted, “The increased communicability also means that anticipated vaccination coverage should be higher than expected to achieve the same level of disease control to protect the public compared to less communicable adaptations.”
The CDC also stated that it is working with partners at the academic, industry and state and local levels to sequence the genome of the virus, which may demonstrate the presence of new strains.
()Updates with report details and UK spreads from the fourth paragraph)