Everything you need to know about the COVID-19 Variant!😷

2020!!, This past year has been very awful, all due to the pandemic (COVID-19) and now, a variant has appeared. GREAT.😒

The COVID-19 had appeared first in the UK (United Kingdom) after a long and big spread has now eventually placed afoot in Canada. From this past year, COVID-19 was known to spread very quickly but not until now, the variant has the ability to spread 5 times more than the first or main COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Variant has the same symptoms as the general COVID-19 but it has a bit of a twist in it. The variant has the ability to spread to hundreds of people if only one person in that area has COVID-19.

You may think that this variant is only more transmissible but if the spreading increases can have gain effects that can come to the stage of being severe.

The COVID-19 Vaccine 💉

There are no signs yet that the current vaccine won’t work against this new variant, as experts and drugmakers have said.
The companies behind the first two vaccines to gain permission in the United States (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) are testing their leads to double-check that they’re effective against the variant.
The coronavirus has mutated before, and both firms say their vaccines worked against other variations of the virus.

Some US-based scientists have said it’s possible the new variant might, to a small extent, undermine the vaccines.
“You could imagine some modest hit to vaccine efficacy, which wouldn’t be good, but I don’t think it will break the vaccine,” said Trevor Bedford, an associate professor in the vaccine and infectious disease division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Adm. Brett Giroir, US Health and Human Services assistant secretary, told “Fox News Sunday” officials neither have evidence nor do they believe the vaccine would not be effective against the new variant.

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Jaspreet is a aspiring scientist and biotechnology researcher.