NU VARIANT | What is Nu virus, what are its symptoms? Is it available in Turkey, is the vaccine effective against the new variant?


The first case in Botswana was detected on 11 November. While the number of cases in the country increased to 3, the variant was seen in 6 people in the Republic of South Africa and in 1 person who visited South Africa in Hong Kong. Scientists are concerned about the high number of mutations in the variant and the concentration of these mutations in the protruding protein. It is feared that the current vaccines inactivate the virus by targeting this protein, not being caught in the immune system defense, and reducing the effectiveness of the vaccines, leading to new Kovid waves. “The extremely high number of mutations in the spiked protein could be a cause for serious concern,” said virologist Tom Peacock of the Imperial College London, posting details of the new variant on a genome sharing site. Peacock also described the mutations as “terrible” in his Twitter post and emphasized that the new variant should be followed closely. Emphasizing that the infectious rate is not yet known, Peacock also stated that this variant may not be very contagious.



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