A chilling alert has been given by the White House that a new strain of coronavirus may have festered in the USA – and it is spreading rapidly.
In comparison to the so-called Kent strain, which began in Southeast England, the second mutation is up to 50 percent more contagious.
A study seen by CNBC News indicated that a task force set up to cope with the disease had cautioned that the variance may have triggered a recent spike.
According to the outlet, the study said: “This acceleration suggests that, in addition to the UK variant that is already spreading in our communities and might be 50 percent more transmissible, there may be a US variant that has evolved here.”
“Severe prevention must be used to match a more aggressive virus; epidemics could quickly worsen as these variants spread and become prevalent without uniform development of integrated face masking (two or three-ply and well-fitting) and strict social distancing.”
According to CNBC, the UK strain has already been detected in at least 52 patients in the US.
It comes as Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York cautioned that the Kent variation could force a complete shutdown of the state.
In the United Kingdom, it has overtaken everything in three weeks,” he said.” “If in the U.K. In New York, the hospitalization rate goes up, the hospital workers are sick, so we have a real problem and we’re shut down again.
Laboratory tests in the UK, meanwhile, indicate that the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is already working against two mutated strains.
The jabs will still work is widely known, but researchers are trying to prove their hypotheses.