The new strain of corona virus found in the United Kingdom (UK) is catching people fast. Experts have not been able to break it yet.
Meanwhile, the US White House’s Corona Task Force has predicted a new strain in the US.
The task force says the strain is already widespread in the United States and may be 50 percent more infectious than older strains.
Task force tells new strain is more contagious
News18 According to the report sent by the task force to the states on 3 January, a new strain in addition to the new strain found in Britain is already spread among the people of America and it is 50 percent more than the old strain. Can be contagious.
The report further states that recently the pace of infection in the country has seen double compared to spring and summer.
Caution will prove more effective than vaccine
The task force has said that effective face masks (two-layer and well-covered mouth and nose) and strict social distancing can provide greater protection in rapidly growing infections. Without these, it is very difficult to prevent infection.
This is because the new variant is more contagious than before. In this case, special care should be taken instead of waiting for the vaccine.
USA strain-gotlib looks like a strain found in UK
Scott Gottlieb, former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration CNBC News Told that the new strain detected by the White House Task Force appears to be similar to the strain found in the UK.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UK strains have reported 52 cases in the US. Of these, 26 cases have been reported in California, 22 in Florida, two in Colorado and one each in Georgia and New York.
UK strain is 70 percent more contagious
Experts have termed UK strains as 70 percent more contagious. However, no evidence has been found that the risk of deaths due to new strains may also be high. In this case, prevention can be done only through caution.
Task force advised to speed up vaccination
The task force says that people over 65 years of age and those suffering from chronic diseases may be vulnerable to infection due to delayed vaccination.
In such a situation, vaccination should be accelerated using full medical force.
The task force said that the approved vaccines should serve as weapons and that the place of the vaccines in cold storage should reach the people as soon as possible. People can be saved from this.
This is the condition of corona infection in America
New corona virus infection cases that have surfaced in the US in the last 24 hours have set a new record.
About 2.90 lakh new cases have been reported here in the last 24 hours. Apart from this, a total of 3,676 infected people have died in the country.
With this, the total number of infected has reached 2.18 crore. Of these, 3.68 lakh people have died so far. The rising deaths have worried the government.