IMMUNOLOGIST Borislav Kamenov emphasized that the new corona mutation – the so-called omicron strain – should not give more severe clinical pictures, but that it is more contagious than the previous strains.
Fear of a new strain of coronavirus, let us remind you, is spreading widely in Europe.
The World Health Organization warned of the “very high risk” of a new mutation in the corona virus and at the same time stressed that there are numerous unknowns about its danger and transmission.
– The new strain is one of the last recorded mutations, although they happen every day. There are many mutations related to the spike protein that is responsible for the virus to enter cells. That receptor recognizes our cells and thus enters them. What is important is that the vaccines we have, almost all Western ones, are made based on the specificity of the spike protein. These are the blocking antibodies that should prevent the virus from entering the cell. This would mean that if the virus changed significantly, those antibodies would have no effect. This cannot be claimed with certainty, because regardless of the fact that mutations have been detected, it simply cannot be said that antibodies cannot block that antigen as well – Dr. Kamenov said in the morning program of Kurir Television.
He also stated that the information coming from the world does not say that the omicron strain gives difficult clinical pictures, but that it is much more contagious.
– As far as I have some information from South Africa, the clinical picture is not more difficult, but that has yet to be checked. But the virus is more contagious. A virus that is so prone to mutations can come to mind. The mutation can also occur on the segment that provides it with vitality, since it is a long chain. As happened in Japan that the delta got lost. Suddenly, everyone was surprised that there was no delta, and it was very dangerous. That’s probably one of the mutations that happened. Not everything goes well for the virus. What gives him the advantage of one moment and the next can kill him. I think it will be a story that will happen – says Dr. Kamenov.
The most important is strong immunity, which protects the body from all viruses, and not just from the corona, the doctor emphasized.
– What people can do is work on their immunity, they can protect themselves and defend themselves better, and that non-specific immunity does not depend on mutation. He fights all these mutations equally, because he does not fight to recognize antigens, but fights to recognize enemies inside macrophages, and he is in the presence of vitamins that produce powerful substances that kill all viruses, not only this one – said the immunologist.
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