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Britain is named a “hotbed” of new COVID mutations

The UK may become a “hotbed” of new mutations of coronavirus infection. This was told on Tuesday, July 6, by Dr. Hilary Jones.

According to him, the country relies too much on the vaccination of citizens, despite the fact that other measures are needed to combat the coronavirus.

“We will have a factory, a real hotbed of new variants of the virus,” the doctor said.

He stressed that vaccination has helped to reduce the number of severe cases of coronavirus. At the same time, the Indian strain of COVID-19 is currently spreading in the UK.

Jones noted that in the near future, 50 thousand new patients with coronavirus will be registered in the country, because of which the latter will quickly mutate.

Earlier, scientists discovered three new variants of the Brazilian strain of COVID-19 “gamma”. The new mutations may be more resistant than the original version of the “gamma” strain. At the same time, one of the subspecies of the Brazilian mutation is similar to the Indian strain, which has now spread around the world.

Recall that one of the variants of coronavirus B. 1. 617 was first detected in India in October 2020. Three of its new variations-B. 1. 617. 1, B. 1.617.2 (“delta”) and B. 1.617.3 — were noticed later. They differ by mutations in the spike protein and are distributed in different countries. The delta strain has been detected on the territory of many states.

Earlier, doctors found that the Indian strain of coronavirus can manifest itself as a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. The main symptoms of the disease with the Indian strain of coronavirus are a runny nose, sore throat, and headache. Among the most dangerous are diarrhea and the formation of blood clots. It is also noted that this strain of coronavirus is more aggressive and angry, and the disease caused by it proceeds faster.

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