The emergence of a new strain of coronavirus, which cannot be resisted by any of the existing vaccines, is unlikely. This opinion was shared on Wednesday, July 28, by Professor of the La Hoya Institute of Immunology, Dr. Shane Crotty, as part of his speech at a briefing organized by the US Department of State.
He noted that the infection has a limited number of ways to bypass the immune system, therefore, even if COVID-19 can bypass the immune system, it is not able to do it completely. In addition, there are other antibodies in the human body that can recognize the coronavirus.
“It is obvious that predicting the future is difficult, no one has a crystal ball. I think the likelihood of a variant emerging that can bypass any immunity is practically zero. This is simply not how this virus behaves. And that’s not how the immune system works. The immune system has many different recognition strategies, many backup plans, “- quotes the expert’s message TASS…
Nevertheless, Crotti drew attention to the danger inherent in the Indian strain “Delta”, namely, the speed of its spread, which causes certain difficulties in resisting the infection. According to the doctor, today it is the Indian variant of the virus that is one of the most important challenges.
Earlier the same day, July 28, virologists issued a warning about the risk of a new strain of coronavirus infection in resorts. So, according to the World Health Organization, on the territory of resort countries, including Greece, Cyprus, Spain and Turkey, an increase in the incidence is observed.