As we all must know by now, there is a new Covid variant found in the continent of Africa. It is truly something of bad news, to say the least. We are very much not prepared for this. Everything was going on well with the Covid pill and the vaccines coming out, but now there is this new variant that is putting everything in chaos.
This new variant that had been found in Africa is being called B.1.1.529. They are keeping this under monitoring, but who knows how it is going to spread out. Several countries have already started taking precautions against the virus as they have suspended all flights to and from Africa, one such example is the United Kingdom who is already seeing a rise in the number of daily Covid cases.
The World Health Organization had also been on the move since they have called for a critical emergency meeting on Friday to discuss this new variant found and look at the options they have. What should be done and how to move forward in this crucial situation.
Not much is known about the new variant called B.1.1.529. But here is what we do know about it for now. Rest assured, research is being done to find out more about it as you are currently reading this.
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The variant had been first found in Botswana. It is said that the variant has a very high rate of transmission probably. The protein spike had caused the mutation to happen as of now. The variant already has a bad reputation, as some health officials call it horrific.
We have also found this coronavirus variant in South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong. The World Health Organization had planned to meet and discuss it soon enough. Until then, we do not know what is going to happen. This is one of the most significant of the variants that scientists have come across. That is all that is known to us for now.