A new strain of coronavirus first detected in Nigeria has made its way into the UK, with 32 cases reported so far. A prominent expert has warned the variant may prove resistant to the vaccines.
Coronavirus has undergone yet another mutation and this one has made its way on to UK soil from Nigeria.
There are growing fears that the variant will evade vaccine antibodies after it was revealed it contains the 484K mutation to the spike protein. This mutation has been found in the South Africa and Brazil variants – and is believed to help the disease evade the antibodies which attempt to stop it.
Dr Simon Clarke, an associate professor of cellular microbiology at the University of Reading, sounded the alarm bell about the new strain’s potential resistance to current vaccines.
He told The Guardian: “We don’t yet know how well this [new] variant will spread, but if it is successful it can be presumed that immunity from any vaccine or previous infection will be blunted.
“I think that until we know more about these variants, any variants which carry E484K should be subject to surge testing as it seems to confer resistance to immunity, however that is generated.”
So far, University of Edinburgh researchers have reportedly found 32 cases of the B1525 variant in Britain.
More than 100 cases of the B1525 variant have been found around the world, according to the University of Edinburgh team.
United States will not take part in the launching of a global initiative on Friday to speed the development, production and distribution of drugs and vaccines against COVID-19, a spokesman for the U.S. mission in Geneva told Reuters.
“There will be no U.S. official participation”, he said in an email reply to a query. “We look forward to learning more about this initiative in support of international cooperation to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 as soon as possible.”
U.S. President Donald Trump has announced a suspension of funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), where it is the largest donor. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will help launch the global initiative on Friday, the U.N. agency said ahead of the 1300 GMT event.
According to Dr. Didier Raoult, the best treatment for the coronavirus or COVID-19 remains chloroquine and already the medicine is being administered in France, which has been a good remedy to cure coronavirus which has shaken the whole world.
However, there are some people who find it clever to want to put chloroquine aside because of personal interests and gain. It appears that one such person is Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft.
Dr. Didier Raoult calls on Africans not to take Bill Gates’ COVID-19 vaccine. On his Facebook page, Didier Raoul declares: I call on Africans not to take the vaccine that will soon be on sale against the coronavirus.
This vaccine contains poison and the Westerners want to destroy Africa on the pretext that it is the coronavirus which destroyed Africa.
Dr. Raoult wants to know why they do not start their vaccine in Italy, Spain, and France, where there are many cases?
Why do they want to start in Africa where there are fewer cases? I call on African leaders to be careful, the only vaccine and antidote to fight the coronavirus is chloroquine.
To find out that Bill Gates’ vaccine has no drawbacks, let them start from Europe the countries affected by the coronavirus because Africans no longer want to be guinea pigs for Westerners.
The responsibility of African heads of state is eagerly awaited if it turns out that Bill Gates wants to test and market his vaccine starting with Africa.
This is not the first time scientists and doctors have criticized the clandestine activities of Bill Gates when it comes to administering vaccines in third world countries.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, Bill Gates said in the year 2015, that there is going to be a pandemic that will kill over 30 million people.
This is enough for any intelligent person to acknowledge the fact that the coronavirus or COVID 19 is a biological weapon.