According to Premier Johnson, there is evidence that the corona mutation is more deadly in the UK than the previous virus. However, the evidence is very thin.
- Apparently there are new ones findings about the Coronavirus variant out Great Britain.
- Premier Johnson spoke of “some indications” that the mutation is more deadly than the previous virus.
- proofs and meaningful studies are missing, however.
London – The fear of the Corona mutations is big. In order to make it more difficult to spread in Germany, the federal government and federal states extended the lockdown until mid-February. The novel mutant P.1 from Brazil was recently detected for the first time in a person returning to Hesse. The Variants B.1.351 from South Africa such as B.1.1.7 from Great Britain been found.
The UK variant of the coronavirus has so far been known to spread faster than the original virus. According to British experts, it should B.1.1.7 Transferred 30 to 70 percent more easily. But now there are apparently first indications in the UK that the Mutation is even more deadly than the coronavirus, which has been rampant to date.
Corona variant more deadly than previous virus? Johnson speaks of “some clues”
For this assumption there is “Some hints”said Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday at a press conference in London. The government’s scientific advisor went into a little more detail. Patrick Vallance said Data from hospitals suggested that the Probability of a fatal outcome the Covid 19 disease triggered by the mutation 30 to 40 percent higher would be.
Go to the previous one variant Assume that out of 1,000 people over the age of 60 ten die, be it with the mutation 13 or 14 Deaths. But Vallance also restricted: whether and how much more deadly those new variant is, which first appeared in the southeastern English county of Kent at the end of last year, is still very insecure.
Coronavirus mutation, according to Johnson, mainly responsible for high number of clinic patients
He’s a little more certain about the Protective effect of the corona vaccines used so far. He does not assume that this is due to the mutation is affected. For the other known ones variants from South Africa and Brazil nothing can be said about this yet.
Johnson meanwhile did the Virus variant Mainly responsible for the enormous increase in Covid-19 patients in hospitals. Meanwhile would 78 percent more people treated in clinics than during the first wave of the pandemic last spring, said the prime minister. (mt / dpa)
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