Check out the new variant from India. Bassetti: “Watch out for her” – Chronicle

“I think the new Ba.2.75 sub-variable identified in India and other countries is worth pursuing because it may be more contagious than Omicron 5 and has a high potential to infect, treat and immunize people. Eye without warning.”
write it on twitter Matteo BassettiDirector of the Department of Infectious Diseases at San Martino Hospital in Genoa.

The virologist is of the same opinion Tom Peacock, from Imperial College London. In a tweet, Peacock said the BA.2.75 sub variant was reported in India on June 2, “apparently growing rapidly”. There are currently no scientific publications on this newcomer to the Omicron family, but there are reports on the web among groups of experts, who reveal above all how this new sub-substitute is a second generation, in turn derived from Omicron BA.2 but differing from this because of Nine mutations in the Spike proteinby which the virus attaches itself to human cells.

Precisely because of the latter, which perhaps makes it more transmissible, it was preferred to distinguish it from BA, 2 “it’s worth noting,” Peacock notes. Another possible advantage is Speed That spread within a month from India to Germany and Kanala to New Zealand. However, it is too early to draw conclusions, Peacock notes, considering that “the sequences collected so far are few.”

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