TRIBUNJOGJA.COM – After the Delta variant, now appears your variant in the mutation of the corona virus or Covid-19.
The Mu variant was found in Colombia and is believed to have not yet entered Indonesia.
Although some experts say your variant not as vicious, but must be careful.
The World Health Organization or WHO also pays special attention to your variant or
However, until now, the Delta variant or B.1.617.2 still dominates the transmission of Covid-19 in the world.
Need more research to see your variant. On the other hand, the entrance of arrivals from abroad must be strictly guarded, lest this new variant enter.
Moreover, WHO said, your variant has a constellation of mutations that exhibit the potential for escaping immunity.
Meanwhile, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) said the coronavirus your variant could be more worrying, although there is no data yet to suggest it will overtake the dominant Delta strain.
Mu, which was first identified in Colombia in January 2021 and scientifically known as B.1,621, was classified earlier this month as a variant of interest (VoI) by the World Health Organization (WHO).
EMA, while primarily focusing on the highly contagious Delta variant, “is also looking for other variants that might spread, such as Lambda (identified in Peru) and more recently Mu,” said EMA’s Head of Vaccine Strategy Marco Cavaleri.
“Mu is potentially more worrisome because of the immune-boosting potential that escapes it may exhibit,” he said at a press conference, as quoted by Channel News Asia, Thursday (9/9/2021).