Rospotrebnadzor specialists categorically denied the possibility of “self-destruction” of the Delta “strain.
Itsuro Inoue, team leader from the National Institute of Genetics and Niigata University, 22 November expressed a bold guess, stating that the Delta strain circulating in Japan has accumulated too many mutations in one of its non-structural proteins and … “self-destructed.”
Kamil Khafizov, head of the scientific group for the development of new methods for diagnosing human diseases at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, says that this statement sounds fantastic:
“The news from Japan that the Delta strain was domination to the point that it“ self-destructed ”was spread by the media, and it looked like a miracle that would herald the imminent end of the pandemic. I’m afraid reality looks very different. So far, we note that the Delta lineage in all countries is constantly mutating and dissociating into daughter sub-lines, which could potentially become even more dangerous. “
Edition News says that the scientist cited the subline of the AY.4.2 strain as an illustrative example. She, in his opinion, is slightly more infectious than the “original delta”. In the UK, it is now being diagnosed in 18% of all new cases.
Khafizov stressed that it is difficult to imagine the situation described by his Japanese colleagues, as if the virus had mutated so much that it had lost the ability to reproduce. But at the same time, it multiplied widely among the population in order to “give a continuation of its unsuccessful version.”
The scientist also expressed his point of view on the spread of coronavirus in South Korea and Japan. He notes that in the latter population initially mobilized and in an extremely disciplined manner followed the instructions of the Ministry of Health on keeping distance and wearing masks. Whereas in South Korea, people were not so accommodating, and the authorities even imposed fines for the lack of masks.
British scientists yesterday, November 24, announced a new strain coronavirus. It is potentially more dangerous than all others, as it contains the largest number of mutations. Scientists warn about the risk of its spread. Now 10 cases of the “newest” strain have been found – in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong. Experts warn that it is more resistant to the vaccine. According to experts, this option may be worse than all others, including the now dominant strain in the world “Delta”.