A new sub-variant of Covid has been discovered in the United Kingdom and is now classified as a variant under investigation by the Health Security Agency in the United Kingdom. The BA.2 strain was classified as a variant under investigation on January 22.
According to Yahoo News, by On January 25, there were 872 cases of the variant across the country. This sub variant may be more transmissible according to some early studies than others.The initial cases in the UK were reported on December 6. There has been more reports in other parts like Denmark which has claimed more than forty five percent of the cases in the country who have nicknamed it “stealth Omicron”.
Other cases have also been reported in the Philippines, India, Sweden and Singapore. The health experts are claiming that there is little difference in vaccine effectiveness between BA.2 and Omicron. Dr Meera Chand, Covid-19 Incident Director at UKHSA, said: “It is the nature of viruses to evolve and mutate, so it’s to be expected that we will continue to see new variants emerge as the pandemic goes on.
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