Coronavirus mutated in Denmark threatens the world with a new pandemic

At Danish mink fur farms, experts have discovered a new form of coronavirus, which is actively spreading from animals to people. More than two hundred cases of transmission of the new strain have already been recorded.

According to experts, the current situation threatens all of humanity, since at any moment the mutated coronavirus can begin to actively spread not only among minks, but also among wild animals – weasels, badgers, ferrets, etc. Vaccines that everyone is waiting for at the beginning next year may not be effective.

There is a risk that the vaccine will have to be refined by introducing something new into it. If this fear is not unfounded, then the mutation will throw us all back to the beginning, said specialist Corey Melbach of the Danish State Serum Institute.

On Wednesday, the Danish authorities decided to get rid of 15 million minks in order to prevent the worst-case scenario. 12 people fell ill with the new coronavirus.

Professor Allan Randrup Thompson of Copenhagen University suggested that Denmark could become a second Wuhan. The only difference is that the country does not hide the problem.

The mutation was found on five mink farms; in the north of the country, quarantine rules have already been tightened to protect the population. The new mutation concerns changes in the spike protein of the Sars-Cov-2 virus. Detailed research is required to determine whether it is worth developing new vaccines and what the general consequences of the modified strain are.

By Cindy
In Other
November 9, 2020

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