Variants of coronavirus B.1.1.7, first discovered in the UK, is More contagious and sticky It has a greater impact on young people than the original strain, but once infected, it does not seem to aggravate the disease.
This is the recommendation of two new studies published in the journal Lancet infectious disease And in The Lancet Public Health.Both reports agree that among patients hospitalized due to the UK mutation No more severe covid-19 episodes detected Compared with patients who have been treated with traditional strains, although it has been proven that it is more likely to spread.
“Our data provides a preliminary guarantee that There is no significant difference between B.1.1.7 inpatients For those who do not have this disease, its severity is high. This research provides a model that can answer the same question again as we enter the era of emerging variants. Lancet infectious disease.
The report stated, “B.1.1.7 patients are younger Moreover, their comorbidities are less than those of non-B.1.1.7 infections, which may represent a potential and widespread increase in the spread of this variant in the community. “
On the other hand, this variant is also particularly sticky. “The mutation of Variant B.1.1.7 allows it to adhere more to cells and become more viscous.” Dr. Jonathan Reiner, George Washington University (CNN) medical analyst and professor of medicine and surgery.
The proof of young people’s greatest love isB.1.1.7 is now the main strain in the United States. According to the CDC report, cases of the B.1.1.7 variant have been reported in all 50 states.
Doctors Rochelle WalenskyThe director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, abbreviation) said, “We are seeing the income of young people continue to increase. Most people have not been vaccinatedFor example, in March last year, the number of covid-19 hospitalizations recorded in New Jersey increased by 31% Young people aged 20-29, According to figures provided by the State Health Commissioner.