Every week in the United States, a group of epidemiologists sit in a virtual meeting. During this time they analyzed and discussed the different types of motility of the deadly coronavirus that have spread around the world. Trying to guess about the type of future corona. “It’s a lot like a weather report,” said William Hanagi, an epidemiologist at the world-renowned TH Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. We have seen corona gamma, alpha type infections. But now just the corona delta type.
The first corona delta type was identified in India in December last year. This type is rapidly changing form. At the same time it spread beyond the borders of India. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, 99.5% of the world’s coronavirus genotypes are now delta-type.
Not just Delta, this type of corona has become more powerful in the UK. The Corona Delta Plus type has already been identified in the country. According to experts, Delta Plus is 10 to 15 percent more contagious than Delta. However, experts still do not have enough information about these. William Hanagi refers to these new types of corona as “grandchildren” of the Delta type.
However, the purpose of the weekly meetings of William Hanagi and his colleagues was to anticipate the future of the virus. Is delta the latest hypertensive type of corona? Or will something new come up after that? Will the world witness any more horrible type of corona? Epidemiologists, including William Hanagi, are trying to find answers to these questions.
There are a lot of questions here. But so far no one was able to send in the perfect solution, which is not strange. However, they say that the faster the alpha type of corona changes, the more genetic mutations occur, the slower the speed of delta change. Corona vaccination rates are rising in many parts of the world. That’s one reason. However, a more powerful type of delta may reduce the effectiveness of the current vaccine. Although it will take a long time. However, these experts only predict.
Francois Baloux, director of the Institute of Genetics at University College London (UCL), said: In the case of viruses like influenza, such changes have taken about 10 years.
But the sudden discovery of a new strain of the virus and its ability to spread very quickly raises concerns, says Ravi Gupta, a professor of clinical microbiology at Cambridge University. He said that this type of virus can be called ‘superveriant’. Analyzing the current corona situation like Ravi Gupta, ‘In the future we will see another super type of corona. Now the question is, when is that? ‘
In this regard, Ravi Gupta said, now the corona delta epidemic is seen. There are mainly two variants of this type (Delta and Delta Plus). Another new type of corona could emerge as a global challenge in the next two years. It is also likely to outperform the Delta in terms of transmission.