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A mutation is a natural process among bacteria and viruses. Bacteria grow fast and multiply in large numbers, producing erroneous copies of themselves that create new strains.
Some strains come while other pieces persist, just like SARS-CoV-2 that caused COVID-19. And only when we thought that the pandemic is almost over with the discovery of vaccines for COVID-19, new strains have already introduced themselves so let’s get in the loop.
The New variants
As scientists race their way to discover a vaccine to battle COVID-19, three new coronavirus variants were found in UK, South Africa, and Brazil.
An Impending Concern
What concerns health experts is that the newly mutated variants tend to spread at a faster rate than the previous version but is less likely to be deadly. However, experts are confident that the vaccines will still work against the new strains even though they might reduce the effectiveness.
As these viruses continue to mutate, people worldwide are encouraged to continue to observe simple health protocols: wash hands, keep a 6 feet distance, and wear facemasks to help stop the spread of the virus. Take a view of this infographic, know more about the virus and how Harley Medic International can help.