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10 Time More Infectious Strains of Coronavirus D614G Detected in Malaysia, The Vaccines May Be Ineffective Says WHO

Mutated Strains of Coronavirus Detected in Malaysia
Mutated Strains of Coronavirus Detected in Malaysia

It looks like the Coronavirus ie getting more fatal and dangerous as the strains of mutation of the virus are becoming more powerful with the time. In one of the recent updates the strains of the new coronavirus D614G appeared in Malaysia, and it is stated to be 10 times more infectious…

The director of WHO (World Health Organisation Noor Hisham Abdullah has stated that the strains could mean that existing studies on vaccines may be incomplete or ineffective against the mutation. 

It may be recalled that earlier the WHO has also acknowledged that the Coronavirus is airborne and it remains in the air for 8 hours. Although WHO has later on stated that there is more study needs to be done on the same. “This makes things pretty serious and now wearing a mask all the time becomes the primary concern to protect yourself from the virus,” 

Taking this study forward on the Covid-19 infection the shocking news came out in the media that states that Malaysia has detected a strain of the new coronavirus D614G that’s been found to be 10 times more infectious. 

According to the reports, The mutation, earlier seen in other parts of the world and called D614G, was found in at least three of the 45 cases in a cluster that started from a restaurant owner returning from India and breaching his 14-day home quarantine. The man has since been sentenced to five months in prison and fined. The strain was also found in another cluster involving people returning from the Philippines.

The director of WHO, Noor Hisham Abdullah told the media that the existing studies on vaccines may be incomplete or ineffective against the mutation “People need to be wary and take greater precautions because this strain has now been found in Malaysia,” Noor Hisham wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. “The people’s cooperation is very needed so that we can together break the chain of infection from any mutation.”  

The mutation has become the predominant variant in Europe and the U.S., with the World Health Organization saying there’s no evidence the strain leads to a more severe disease. A paper published in Cell Press said the mutation is unlikely to have a major impact on the efficacy of vaccines currently being developed.   

“People need to be wary and take greater precautions because this strain has now been found in Malaysia,” Noor Hisham wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday. “The people’s cooperation is very needed so that we can together break the chain of infection from any mutation.”   

While Malaysia has largely managed to prevent a resurgence of the virus seen elsewhere in the world, the number of new cases found in the country has been picking up. The country confirmed 26 new cases on Saturday, the most since July 28, and added 25 cases on Sunday.


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