In a new study by scientists from the University of California San Francisco, it was stated that there is a new variant of COVID-19 that is more contagious and severely ill.
In the study, where it was recorded that the research team in question found a new type of COVID-19 as a result of their examination on 2 thousand 172 test samples from 44 regions of the state on September 1, 2020 – January 29, 2021, “B.1.427 / B.1.429” or “20C / It was pointed out that the new strain, named L452R “, exhibited a different mutation pattern from the COVID-19 variants that first appeared in England and South America.
One of the authors of the study, University of California San Francisco Laboratory Medicine Professor Dr. Charles Chiu told Fox News that he was worried about the findings and said, “I am not panicking right now. We need to investigate this further.” used the expressions.
It has been reported that the research result, whose preliminary examination continues by San Francisco public health officials, will be published in the coming days.
According to John Hopkins University data that compiles COVID-19 information, California is the state most affected by the epidemic in the country with more than 3 million 543 thousand cases and nearly 50 thousand casualties.
Source: Dünya Gazetesi by www.dunya.com.
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