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B.1.351 South African Covid-19 variant found in Thailand


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Like the world’s most morbid bingo game, Thailand can mark off B.1.351 on its Covid-19 scorecard. The strain of Coronavirus, sometimes called the South African variant, has been detected in undocumented migrants working in the southern province of Narathiwat. After studying samples collected May 13 from the cluster in the Tak Bai district, the Covid-19 Network Investigations group and independent scientist uncovered the strain for the first time in Thailand. This variant is worrisome as it affects human immune response and can lower the efficacy of most vaccines. The scientist explained the spike mutations can dampen the immune response from […]

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Unfortunately it is likely that every variant that Covid develops will make its way to Thailand and all other countries.  That is how a virus survives, each time they infect and transmit they attempt to mutate. The spanish flu spread all around the world in 1918 - before airline flights - now it is impossible to stop a virus spreading amongst humans. Hopefully the CFR of any new Covid variant will stay around the same as the original virus (2%), otherwise things will get very serious very quickly.  

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