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Things You Didn’t Know About the COVID-19 Mutation

The onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic turned the world upside down as it almost froze the economy. One of the greatly hit industries in almost all countries in the tourism sector, which now imposes all travelers to take fit to fly COVID tests and present their London Fit to fly COVID Test to follow the health protocols to help minimize the spread of the virus.

But as big pharma companies rollout the vaccines as early as December of 2020, newly bred viruses from the original SARS-CoV-2 strain of COVID-19 was discovered, and here is information disclosed to the public:


 COVID-19 New Strains

 As all living organisms go through the reproduction and adaptation process, some thrive and dominate environments, while others vanish, and it is the same with bacteria. Viruses change now and then. Some create new versions of themselves, which, if often termed as mutation and COVID-19, happened to have produced three dominant variants currently under observation in a laboratory.

The new variants are B.1.1.7 variant discovered in the UK, the B.1.351 that emerged in South Africa, and the P.1 version identified in Brazil.

The Experts’ Concern

The viruses under observation have changed in ways that make them easily contagious. Health experts found that the mutations affect a part of the virus that increases its ability to spread the infection among cells. Upon receiving the report, health ministers of the UK issued stricter travel protocols like tourists presenting coronavirus private tests, or worse, travel bans in selected flights.

Although these viruses seem to be more infectious, there are still not enough pieces of evidence whether diseases they may cause are milder or more severe in patients exhibiting symptoms. The public is continually reminded to follow health protocols as the virus behaviors are still unpredictable.

For more information about the COVID-19 mutation, take a look at this infographic by Harley Medic International.