Experts Worried COVID Mutant Strain Can More Easily Infect Youth

coronavirus cells

(Dreamstime)

Scientists are concerned that the new mutant strain of coronavirus first found in southeast England can more easily infect children after research showed it had a statistically significant higher rate of infection among youth than other variants, the Independentreported on Monday.

Prof. Neil Ferguson from Imperial College London explained that “There is a hint that it has a higher propensity to infect children. That may perhaps explain some of the differences but we haven't established any sort of causality on that, but we can see that in the data.”

More studies are being conducted to better understand its effects on vaccines and patients, including on children.

Prof. Wendy Barclay, a member of the British government’s advisory group, added that “We're not saying that this is a virus which specifically targets children or is any more specific in its ability to infect children, but we know that COVID was not as efficient in affecting children as it was in adults.”

Scinetists warned over the weekend that the variant has already spread rapidly to the rest of Great Britian and is also present elsewhere around the world, the Financial Times reported.

The World Health Organisation said it is is working in close cooperation with the Brtish authorities to understand how the variant is likely to affect the pandemic.



Follow us on twitter (ajuede.com) or on Instagram (ajuedeman) for details of the global situation presently.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Dr. Vladimir Zelenko has now treated 699 coronavirus patients with 100% success

ORIGIN OF THE AKAN

GARDEN OF EDEN FOUND IN WEST AFRICA

FIVE WAYS A WIFE CAN REST HER HUSBAND ON HER

STEP FOUR: LEARN TO PACKAGE YOURSELF

THE HISTORY AND ORIGIN OF THE ZULU PEOPLE

BRIEF HISTORY OF NKALAHA.

MYSTERY OF IGBO COSMOLOGY

THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF UDI by Onyeji Nnaji

THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF NSUKKA by Onyeji Nnaji