Fudge: a new variant of coronavirus found in the UK may become the main strains to spread in the United States
Datetime: 2021-01-30 09:21:21
Rochelle Valensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, said at a news conference held by COVID-19 White House on January 29th, local time, that the situation of COVID-19 in the United States is still very grim, and the COVID-19 variant virus is particularly noteworthy. And the U.S. government is also strengthening the monitoring of the COVID-19 variant virus.
Wallensky pointed out that as of January 27, 379 cases of variant new coronavirus infection have been found in 29 states in the United States, while two cases of variant new coronavirus infection in South Africa were confirmed in South Carolina on January 28, which is the first time such variant virus has been found in the United States. Earlier this week, Minnesota discovered the first case of variant new coronavirus infection in the United States A new variant of coronavirus was found in Brazil. At the same time, wallensky said the variant of the new coronavirus found in South Africa may have begun to spread across the United States. "I think it should be noted that the two infected people don\'t know each other, and they haven\'t been to South Africa, so the current inference is that the variant virus has begun to spread in the community," she said. Wallensky stressed that Americans should pay attention to the harm of the mutant new coronavirus, because the mutant new coronavirus is likely to be more infectious. Everyone needs to continue to comply with epidemic prevention measures, wear masks when necessary, keep social distance, and vaccinate when conditions permit, so as to protect the safety of individuals and communities.
Antony Fudge, director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases of the United States, said at the press conference that the new variant coronavirus has a stronger transmission ability. It is not clear about the transmission of the new variant coronavirus found in South Africa, but it is expected that the new variant coronavirus found in the United kingdom will become the main virus strain in the United States by the end of March and the beginning of April