The immunologist lists the features of the lambda strain COVID-19
Immunologist Vladislav Zhemchugov revealed the features of the lambda strain of the coronavirus. He announced this on the air of “Radio 1”.
This mutation, according to the immunologist, is a reflection of the natural mutation process of the virus, which is able to adapt to changing external conditions. Zhemchugov added that the lambda strain is more adaptable, resistant and infectious. In addition, the doctor noted its ability to spread throughout the world.
“Therefore, it will quickly infect those who have not yet been ill or vaccinated. The new design gives this coronavirus a reproduction advantage. It begins to spread and supplant the previous ones, ”said the immunologist.
The lambda strain was initially identified in Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Argentina late last year. It is assumed that this version of the pathogen contains several mutations in the spike protein that affect the degree of infectivity. So far, the researchers do not have evidence that the new strain provokes a more severe course of coronavirus or weakens the effect of vaccines.
Earlier, the candidate of medical sciences, head of the children's infectious diseases department of the Central Clinical Hospital of the Presidential Property Management Department, Alisa Medkova, told the MIR 24 TV channel that in India, children who have had COVID-19 have become more likely to suffer from multisystem inflammatory syndrome. With it, one or more organs are affected, in 70 – 100% of cases, damage to the cardiovascular system is observed.