Omicron BA.2.75 subvariant appears in India, can avoid antibodies!

Bisnis.comJAKARTA – New sub variant omicron BA.2.75 recently discovered in India raises new concerns in many countries.

The reason for this is that the new variant is said to be able to avoid antibodies and has a multiple transmission ability compared to its predecessor.

The director of clinical virology at the Mayo Clinic Roshester Minnesota, Matthew Binnicker, was reluctant to comment on the matter.

“It’s too early for you to jump to too many conclusions. But it looks like the transmission rate is growing exponentially, especially in India,” he was quoted as saying. Indian timesThursday (14.7.2022).

Nor has he determined whether or not this variant of the so-called super mutant outperforms the BA5. Be sure that different parts of the world are currently increasing surveillance of the spike case due to the new variant Covid-19.

BA.2.75 was developed in India and has spread widely from India to 10 other countries including Australia, Germany, UK and Canada.

According to scientists at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Institute of Genomics New Delhi, this proves that it spreads there faster than other variants. In one report, BA2.75 is the second generation of the BA2 subvariant that emerged in March.

Meanwhile, the research institute Bloom Lab in Fred Hutch, USA, found that the subvariant had a sufficiently large antigenic content compared to its parent.

The lab also mentions that there are two major subvariant amputations, namely G446S and R493Q. Both can help the virus evade attack by antibodies boosted by the vaccine.

“The R483Q mutation could increase the virus’ ability to attach to ACE2, or the protein used by the Covid-19 virus to enter body cells,” Bloom Lab wrote in its report.


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