An expert in the United States did not rule out the risk of further mutations based on the delta strain of coronavirus

Doctor of Biological Sciences Ancha Baranova believes that the current situation gives “hope that the delta variant will stabilize,” that is, it will retain the greatest distribution.

An expert in the United States did not rule out the risk of further mutations based on the delta strain of coronavirus

Doctor of Biological Sciences Ancha Baranova believes that the current situation gives “hope that the delta variant will stabilize,” that is, it will retain the greatest distribution.

The answer to the question of whether to wait for new, more infectious mutations based on the delta strain of coronavirus will be received in about six months. This assessment was voiced in an interview by a professor of the School of Systems Biology at George Mason University (Virginia), Doctor of Biological Sciences Ancha Baranova.

According to the expert, the current situation gives “hope that the delta variant will stabilize,” that is, it will retain the greatest distribution. “If there is an option with increased infectivity, and it has already become entrenched in the population, it will be difficult for another option to go there,” Baranova said. As an example, she cited the situation in the United States, where the delta strain has gained a foothold by about 80%, despite the proximity of the countries of South America, where “gamma” and “lambda” variants are raging. “If they were able to displace the delta variant, this would have already happened,” the expert stated.

“The danger is that the delta variant may already acquire additional mutations against its background, which will further spoil its pathogenesis,” Baranova continued. “If this can happen in principle, it means that other options are possible that will make this virus even more infectious. And if this is impossible, and delta is already at the level of its infectious limits, then you can relax about the new options because they will not be able to displace the old delta option, “she stressed.

According to Baranova, the answer to the question of whether the delta option has stabilized “will be received in the next six months.” If the delta strain is fixed as the most common, “the antigen in existing vaccinations will be replaced” in such a way that during revaccination it provides the greatest protection against the delta variant. If additional mutations follow,” the most likely “option, according to the expert, will be “revaccination with the standard version of the vaccine.”

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