According to researchers, the British variant is so contagious that new control measures might be needed, such as closing schools and universities.
According to a report released by a British team of scientists on Wednesday, a new coronavirus variant is sweeping the United Kingdom. According to the researchers, the variant is so contagious that new control measures, such as closing down schools and universities, may be required. In addition, they noted, “it may be necessary to greatly accelerate the rollout of vaccines.”
Lead author Nicholas Davies said the model should also serve as a warning to countries where the variant has already spread.
“The preliminary findings are pretty convincing that more rapid vaccination is going to be a really important thing for any country that has to deal with this or similar variants,” Doctor, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told me in an interview.
Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have released a study that has not yet been reviewed by a scientific journal. Research is underway to test the biological characteristics of the variant by conducting lab experiments using a series of models to predict infections, hospitalizations, and other variables.
No evidence was found that the variant was more deadly than others. It was, however, 56 percent more contagious, according to the researchers. An initial estimate of 70 percent was released by the British government on Monday.
According to Bill Hanage, an epidemiologist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health not involved in the study, the study provided a compelling explanation of the variant’s past and potential future.
According to him, “the overall message is solid and consistent with other sources of information.” Is this important? Yes, of course. Does there seem to be an increase in transmission? Yes, of course. Is that going to have an impact on the next few months? Yes. Those are all, I think, pretty solid.”