Variants: How the coronavirus can still mutate

The role of T cells In addition to the polyclonal antibodies, there is also defense by so-called cytotoxic T cells. They recognize virus-infected cells and kill them to stop the production of viruses. A cytotoxic T cell specifically identifies cells that are infected by a certain virus – using bits of virus protein that are […]

Trips to France: in the face of variants, the rules change from this Sunday

This measure does not concern everyone. LFrance will impose covid tests of less than 24 hours on entry into its territory from the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece and the Netherlands, announced Matignon Saturday. This measure, which concerns unvaccinated travelers, will come into force on Sunday at midnight, said a press release from Prime […]

There is another variant of Covid that worries the scientific community

AGI – After the Delta, there is another variant of the Covid-19 virus, Lambda, which alarms scientists: first detected in Peru in December 2020 and scientifically known as C.37, it has since spread to 30 countries on four continents (Europe, America, Africa and Oceania). Scientists study it because it contains an “unusual” set of mutations. […]

These are all the variants of SARS-CoV-2 that the WHO has identified – El Financiero

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified, until June 15, 11 variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19: four have been called “worrisome” and seven “of interest”. On its website, the agency explains that all viruses change over time, as has SARS-CoV-2. “Most of the changes have little or no effect on the properties […]

Corona incidence in summer 2021 will soon be slowed down

June 15, 2021 at 8:29 am Forecast for the summer : Why the rapid decline in the corona incidence will soon be thwarted With falling incidence numbers and rising temperatures, many people crowd into Cologne city center (symbol photo). Photo: Christoph Hardt / dpa Analysis Berlin Vaccinations, warmth and fresh air on the one hand […]

UK announces Delta variant is 60% more transferable

The UK has recorded 17 deaths and 8,125 cases of covid-19 in the past 24 hours, according to the latest official data, which this Friday also confirmed that the Delta variant is 60% more transmissible. A study published this Friday by the Directorate General of Health in England (Public Health England, PHE) indicates that the […]

Travel: the European Union provides for possible restrictions in case of variants

EU member states have agreed to coordinate their measures to facilitate travel within the Union this summer with the adoption of the covid certificate, but provide for the possibility of reintroducing restrictions in the event of variants. LThe Twenty-Seven agreed on Friday to coordinate their measures to facilitate travel within the European Union this summer […]

In-vitro tests / Carragelose: Also effective against SARS-CoV-2 variants

[*]Pullach i. Isartal (ots) – In vitro tests recently carried out show that the active ingredient Carragelose, which is obtained from red algae and contained in the algovir nasal spray, can inactivate the alpha, beta and gamma variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus [1]. Even with the increasing prevalence of these virus mutants, algovir remains an […]