Health workers around the world are monitoring the movement of the new coronavirus, known as "Lambda" (C.37), which is spreading heavily in South America. by its complex and unique mutation. causing fear that it may be another species that can cause outbreaks faster and more severe than expected
Lambdas have now been xo identified in at least 29 countries around the world. Malaysia's Ministry of Health yesterday issued a statement warning that This mutant coronavirus is even more dangerous than the Delta strain.
However, scientists have not been able to confirm that. How accurate is the above statement? and still may not know From now on, the Lambda strain will affect the situation of the COVID-19 outbreak. around the world, how exactly While the latest medical research confirms that MRNA (mRNA) vaccines and some antibody cocktails Can resist the Lambda covid virus.
Species to keep an eye on
The World Health Organization continues to designate the Lambda strain as a Variant of Interest (VOI) or a mutant virus that requires early attention. Unlike delta strains that have a status of Variant of Concern (VOC) or a worrisome and worrisome mutant virus.
Indeed, Lambda's watchful strain status, or VOI, means that the mutant virus is present in local communities. Including mutations that are likely to affect future outbreaks only.
The lambda was first identified in Peru in August of last year. Up to 81% of coronavirus cases are reported in Peru and up to a third of coronavirus cases are reported in Chile. In addition, nearly a hundred cases have been found in Mexico and Argentina. But Peru has one of the highest death rates from coronavirus in the world.