BELIEVE it or not, but the corona virus is an extremely stable virus and ordinary people and the public should not pay attention to mutations, whether some delta plus or any other strain has come – it is almost insignificant.
However, although it does not change as fast as the flu, although we have vaccines that are still effective, we will not get rid of it until everyone on the planet is pollinated, including Africa, where only two and a half percent of the population has been vaccinated. Vaccination can start again, said virologist Milanko Shekler from the Specialist Veterinary Institute in Kraljevo a week ago.
The whole world is in a panic because of omicron, a strain that the WHO has just given such a name according to the Greek alphabet, and in fact B.1.1.529, was discovered in South Africa. It was also detected in Belgium and Germany, so a large number of flights to six African countries were banned …
– That omicron strain, due to which there is so much fuss now, was found at the beginning of November and then it was interesting to follow. 90 people became ill in South Africa, several in Botswana, but there is still no data on the basis of which such panic should arise. Nobody reports that these patients have a more severe clinical picture or that is why the mortality is higher. We do not know how mutations affect the transmission, the resistance of vaccines, or the clinical picture, and that cannot be concluded on the basis of mutations – says Shekler.
He points out that coronavirus is one of the most stable viruses and the least susceptible viruses, unlike the flu virus.
– Every year there is a different strain of flu, and the delta strain of corona has been here for a year, so everything is clear. Influenza and corona are not from the same family of viruses. The flu virus has eight pieces of the genome, and when two viruses meet in the same cell, they exchange those pieces. When someone becomes infected with the influenza virus, that is, gets the flu, they become infected with two different strains at the same time, then those pieces I mentioned exchange with each other and that creates the possibility of making subtypes, so you have H5N1, H1N1, H1N2 and so on. of 250 basic combinations. And the coronavirus consists of a single genome, which is the longest genome in nature. And there are 29,000 letters and a letter has to be changed somewhere in order for the crown to change. So, coronavirus is, believe it or not, one of the most stable viruses.
Then why is it ruining us for almost two years, the question is.
– That I am right, proves that after more than a year and a half of a pandemic, we use the same vaccines and they did not have to be changed at all. For the flu, four different strains of flu are injected into that one bottle of vaccine every year, depending on which species are present in the field. And we have been vaccinated for almost a year with the same vaccines, which are effective. That says that this is a stable virus and that it is nonsense that it will have to change. And you shouldn’t pay attention to the variants at all. This is a question for virologists, immunologists and epidemiologists, it is completely irrelevant for the public. For the public, the coronavirus is one – Shekler emphasizes.
Shekler also states that “one of the biggest nonsense of this pandemic is the so-called recognition and non-recognition of certain types of vaccines”:
– It is the greatest shame of the medical profession that no country in the world has managed to decide on this issue on the basis of professional criteria, and not politics. The Chinese vaccine is valid in Hungary, Greece, but not in Switzerland … Or the Russian vaccine is not valid in the EU, but it is valid in Hungary, Greece. When you vaccinate dogs in Serbia, regardless of who produced that vaccine, you can go with him anywhere in EU countries, no one asks you what the vaccine is. Imagine the shame that you can use any registered vaccine for animals, and for someone someone is kidding.
To our conclusion that vaccines have lost their effectiveness by changing strains, and have a far weaker effect on the delta compared to the original, Wuhan, Shekler says:
– When the flu vaccine is 55 percent effective, it is considered perfect, and all corona vaccines have an efficiency of more than 80 percent. In the beginning, they had over 90 percent, which is abnormal, and that is precisely because this virus is stable.
– If more than 80 percent of the world’s population had been vaccinated, we would already have the crown behind us. Occasionally someone who has not been vaccinated would be infected, occasionally someone who is, but we would not notice it, the virus would adapt and become mild, one of the human, ordinary viruses that already exist. But as long as you have 2.5 percent of those vaccinated in Africa, and all other continents go slightly but surely towards that percentage of 80 percent, there is no end. At some point in Africa, the virus will circulate, new strains will be created and there will be a danger that it will appear in a few years, it will take so long, so they will protect vaccines less, so we will come to the same situation again. The point is that vaccines must be given to Africa. In the end, the vaccines will have to be donated to Africa, that’s for sure – Shekler points out.
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