Brazil variant warning: Fears mutation will get ‘out of control’ – scientist raises alarm
The senior US epidemiologist said has given a warning to the world about the aggressive new Brazil variant of the deadly coronavirus vaccine. The Brazil variant, referred to as the P1 strain, is “more contagious, up to 2.5 times faster” than the original COVID-19 strain that originated in Wuhan, China. Harvard epidemiologist Doctor Eric Feigl-Ding said the new variant was also “maybe more severe, and maybe has reinfection potential”.
He added that the Brazil variant “is driving a horrible coronavirus crisis in Brazil” where the variant originated.
Speaking to Express.co.uk the Harvard epidemiologist warned the Brazil variant is “one crisis we all needs to pay attention to”.
He added that the “unprecedented Brazil surge of the P1 variant” has seen overloaded hospitals and sharp mortality spikes.
Then, Doctor Feigl-Ding warned: “If a more contagious version of the Brazil variant gets out of control worldwide and then we are all endangered.”