U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams commented on the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK, due to which many countries have stopped air links with it.
The medic, whose position corresponds to that of chief sanitary doctor in Russia, urged caution about the emerging strain. “Viruses mutate all the time. If this is a more contagious mutation, that means we need to be much more careful while we wait for vaccinations,” he stressed.
Adams also noted that the COVID-19 vaccination process will be more difficult than ever in the country’s experience, especially from a logistical standpoint. Meanwhile, Assistant Secretary of Health Admiral Brett Girouard added that there is no reason to impose new restrictions in the U.S. yet.
On Dec. 14, British Health Secretary Matthew Hancock announced that a new strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus had been detected in the country and was spreading faster than the original form. According to him, the virus is more easily transmitted from person to person and is therefore more contagious. According to the WHO, this does not change the danger level of the disease.
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