New York: Colorado health officials have confirmed the first case of a new genetic mutation found in the UK, the more deadly new Kovid-19 (corona virus variant B.1.1.7). She said the information had been passed on to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Authorities say the 20 – year – old, who was diagnosed with the disease, is being monitored in Elbert County, about an hour and a half south of Denver. Authorities say there is no evidence that the young man traveled anywhere else.
“There’s a lot we don’t know about this new Covid-19 variant. Scientists in the UK are warning the world that this is a deadly pandemic, ”said Colorado Governor Jared Police. “The health and safety of Colorado residents is our number one priority. We are closely monitoring this isolated case and all other Kovid-19 related cases, ”he said.
“We are working to prevent the spread of the virus at all levels,” police said, adding that public health officials are working to identify other potential cases through contact tracking interviews.
Preliminary analysis of the mutated virus was first identified in the UK in an increase seen in recent cases in the UK. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that the new virus, called SARS-CoV-2 VUI 202012/01, is 70 percent more likely to be transmitted than Covidi-19.
The CDC said in December that new pressure could spread in the US without prior notice. The media reported, citing the CDC, that the spread of the new variant was UK-US travel.
Following the expansion of Britain, the borders of European countries such as Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany and countries outside the continent were closed. There are reports that the Trump administration does not plan to introduce Kovid-19 screening for passengers arriving at U.S. airports from the UK.
The British government has confirmed that another copy of the corona virus has been identified in South Africa. The virus from South Africa has not yet been found in the United States.
Meanwhile, a nurse in California was diagnosed with Kovid-19 positive a week after receiving the Pfizer vaccine, ABC News reported.
Matthew W, 45, who works at two local hospitals, said in a Facebook post on December 18 that he had been vaccinated. He said he had pain in his arm for a day after receiving the vaccine but had no other side effects.
But six days later, on Christmas morning, he fell ill after working a shift in the Kovid-19 unit. The body feels cold and then muscle aches and fatigue. The day after Christmas, he was diagnosed with the Kovid-19 virus.
Christian Ramers, an epidemiologist at Family Health Centers in San Diego, says this should come as no surprise. “We need to know from clinical trials of the vaccine that it will take 10 to 14 days to get protection from the vaccine,” Ramers said.