The first infection of the SARS-CoV-2 strain found in the United Kingdom, which can be up to 70% more infectious, was reported in the United States (USA) in the city of Denver, Colorado.
According to the Governor of Colorado, the Associated Press (AP) was quoted by Jared Polis, a man aged between 20 and 30 who is in isolation in southeastern Denver, infected with SARS-CoV-2 identity this month. Happened in Britain.
The Colorado State Laboratory, a mountainous state in the Midwest of the United States, confirmed this information and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are already aware of the situation.
Many epidemiologists believe that this strain is 70% more contagious, information that has led many countries to travel to and from the United Kingdom.
A more contagious variant could mean widespread restrictions and captives in many countries, which could reduce the spread of the epidemic, decisions that could further delay the global economic recovery.
However, the vaccine developed by Pfizer (in partnership with BioNTech) and Moderna, already in vogue in the United States, may be effective against this strain, although there is still no concrete information.
“There’s still a lot we don’t know about this new version of the Kovid-19, but scientists in the UK are warning the world that it is significantly more contagious. The health and safety of Colorado’s population is our top priority.” , And us. Monitor the matter closely, as well as all Kovid-19 indicators, very closely, “said Polis.
A new statement from the governor of Colorado and from state health representatives is scheduled for Wednesday.
Following the discovery of this strain, Washington imposed a mandatory test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the result of which is negative for anyone returning from British territory.
The epidemic is plaguing the United States, the highest number of people infected, more than 19 million, and deaths, more than 334 thousand deaths.
A more contagious strain may add to the lack of controls that are already dealing with health authorities in the country.