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New COVID-19 mutation found in New Mexico – KOAT New Mexico

New COVID-19 mutation found in New Mexico



when the samples come to the lab, we screen them for Kobe on, if discovered positive were not proved it to screen them to see if any of these variants are present. Well, it’s very important for us to know which variant is out there. You know, some of the variance has been linked to increase, you know, in transmission off the virus. We don’t know if a variant can pop up that can lead to severe disease, right? So that’s why it’s very important, you know, toe get ahead of the curve to be able to see which vary in its present. First, we’re doing targeted, uh, PCR based testing to identify the mutations associated with the variance of concerns such as UK, South Africa, Brazil strain and also the most recently identified California strain. A number of them have these mutations that may impact their ability to be neutralized by the antibodies generated from vaccinations so they could impact the performance of the vaccines with the identification of the UK variant that, uh, the U. S. Um, realized that we were quite behind in, uh, variant surveillance. And so there has been a concerted effort Thio, get ahead of this and be able to identify these variants earlier on so that we can prepare appropriately

New COVID-19 mutation found in New Mexico

Scientists have found a new COVID-19 mutation in New Mexico and other surrounding Western States according to a new paper posted in the medical journal, medRxiv. According to officials with UNMH, the new viral variant was found on the “spike” protein and has been termed, 0677P. It is not clear if this variant increases the virus’s transmissibility but medical experts have concerns over whether mutations in the spike protein could lessen the effectiveness of newly introduced vaccines.According to the paper, 11.3% of the genomes collected from New Mexico between December 2020 and January 2021 reflect the new variant.The variant was also found in Colorado, Wyoming and Texas. Watch the video above to see how the US is working to expand research on new variants.

Scientists have found a new COVID-19 mutation in New Mexico and other surrounding Western States according to a new paper posted in the medical journal, medRxiv.

According to officials with UNMH, the new viral variant was found on the “spike” protein and has been termed, 0677P.

It is not clear if this variant increases the virus’s transmissibility but medical experts have concerns over whether mutations in the spike protein could lessen the effectiveness of newly introduced vaccines.

According to the paper, 11.3% of the genomes collected from New Mexico between December 2020 and January 2021 reflect the new variant.

The variant was also found in Colorado, Wyoming and Texas.

Watch the video above to see how the US is working to expand research on new variants.

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