June 25, 2021

Identifies Indian corona virus variant in at least 5 residents of Colorado

Health officials Colorado One in five cases have been identified Corona virus First discovered in India. In these cases there are five women in Mesa County, all of whom belong to different households, a The news release was released on Thursday.

Officials said all the individuals were between the ages of 30 and 65 and the cases were identified by sorting test samples. This variant, identified as P.1.617.2, is considered a “Variation of Interest (VOI)”.

A VOI consists of a specific genetic marker that is associated with changes in receptor binding, with reduced neutralization by antibodies produced against a previous infection or vaccine, reducing the effectiveness of treatment, potentially diagnosing the impact or spread or increasing the severity of the disease. Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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It is unclear how widespread this variation may be in the United States. But the CDC has stated It may have the potential to reduce the effectiveness of monoclonal antibody therapy and affect the effectiveness of the vaccine.

Mesa County health officials have asked eligible residents to continue vaccination efforts in an effort to prevent the spread of the corona virus.

“This is called coagulation, and we use it to protect those who are too young to be vaccinated and those who cannot be vaccinated for a variety of reasons,” Jeff Kuhr, executive director of Mesa County Public Health, said in a news release.

About 36% of the county’s eligible residents are fully vaccinated against the corona virus.

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“We know this is a long 14 months, you can do COVID-19 and related activities, but COVID-19 is not done with Mesa County,” Kuhr said. “We urge our community to be committed to the overall and economic health of Mesa County.”