The new variantecovid from South Africa “is a warning and I certainly do not want to diminish the fact that it must worry us. We must rush with vaccinations in all countries and also in children, because otherwise if the virus circulates this is exactly what happens or new variants that make us fall back into fear “. Massimo Andreoni, head of Infectious Diseases at the Tor Vergata Polyclinic in Rome and scientific director of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (Simit) highlights this at Adnkronos Salute.
“We are waiting to understand what kind of sensitivity this new variant has towards the anti-Covid vaccine – explains Andreoni – we have worrying news on the 32 mutations in 4 regions of the ‘spike’ protein which are those recognized by our antibodies. It is a variant ad very high transmissibility, so much so that its prevalence over the others quickly became 30%. We have to wait to know the data on lethality and then understand if the antibodies developed by vaccinations are able to block it. But, I repeat, it is a reason for those who do not believe in vaccinations and does not understand that the battle is not won “. Finally, the infectious disease specialist addresses an appeal to the institutions, “we help the countries most in difficulty, due to inability or scarce means, to vaccinate the entire population”.
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