Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus appears to be more contagious than original

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      Scientists have identified a new strain of the coronavirus that has become dominant worldwide and appears to be more contagious than the versions that spread in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study led by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

      The new strain appeared in February in Europe, migrated quickly to the East Coast of the United States and has been the dominant strain across the world since mid-March, the scientists wrote.

      In addition to spreading faster, it may make people vulnerable to a second infection after a first bout with the disease, the report warned.

      The 33-page report was posted Thursday on BioRxiv, a website that researchers use to share their work before it is peer reviewed, an effort to speed up collaborations with scientists working on COVID-19 vaccines or treatments. That research has been largely based on the genetic sequence of earlier strains and might not be effective against the new one.


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      But I guess the fact that they have found this so quickly is good news.  I’m starting to think of the lockdown as ongoing and not planning anything for the rest of the year.  I hope I’m being silly.

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      One way that we can catch up is if we allow our stem cells to be drawn and make antibodies ready for injection.  We must move ahead or set a backfire with antibody injection.  That is my opinion.

      New strains making a new vaccine necessary every 60 days is behind the curve in more ways than one.

      Keep in mind that natural and medicine interferons can block the transfer of the virus into surrounding cells.  I believe that that medicine is a Cuban medicine.  I believe that it is not allowed in the United States but is in other countries in the world.

      2020 Campaign Season: We the People are in the fight for our lives and livelihoods.

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