The Seventh Day TV provided special coverage about the Corona virus “Amicron”, which is the mutant described by the World Health Organization as the most contagious and “worrying”, due to the fact that preliminary data about the mutant indicates that it represents an “increasing risk of infection again” compared to other mutations, including This is a delta mutant, highly contagious and spreading on a large scale, and scientists are seeking to find out if the available vaccines can confront the virus or not.
Dr. Ayman El-Shibiny, Professor of Microbiology and Director of Research Centers in Zewail City, said that until announcing the existence of a vaccine to confront this mutant, there is no way but to adhere to precautionary measures, and there is no vaccine that is currently available. in the virus.
He said, “We do not hope that we will have a catastrophe like what happened in India early this year, and we must take precautions against this new dangerous mutation in its spread. We do not want to reach the closure like other countries, we must be careful in schools and universities and everywhere.”
Regarding the symptoms of the new mutant, the professor of microbiology said, “The mutant appeared 3 days ago. The respiratory system is known to be infected, and its symptoms so far are like delta, but it has been proven that its spread is 3 times the delta mutant, and this is a worrying rate. In the coming days, more information about the characteristics of the new mutant will be announced.
So far, doctors and scientists in South Africa are not sure about the effectiveness of existing vaccines against the new form of the virus.
And the health authorities in South Africa stated that the symptoms associated with infection with this mutation are not different from the symptoms of other infections and are represented in “loss of smell and taste, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, pain in joints and muscles, and headache.”“.
In a related context, a virologist said, in a press conference at the South African Ministry of Health, that the new mutation contains a “very large” number of mutations, “and we can detect the possibility of its spread very quickly.”
The World Health Organization, on its official account on Twitter, published several videos explaining the reasons that led and are still leading to the emergence of mutants from the Corona virus..
The World Health Organization said that the emergence of the new, alarming “Omicron” mutant, reflects the importance of accelerating the equitable distribution of vaccines, with the importance of vaccinating all health workers, the elderly and others exposed to infection, who have not yet received two doses of the vaccine..
In his third tweet, the United Nations indicated that the vaccine can protect a person from the dangerous symptoms of Covid-19, and thus protect him from the risk of death from the virus..
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