Selin ATAY-TDO- A new study by scientists from the University of California San Francisco in the US found that a new variant of Covid-19 is more contagious and deadly.
January 1 September 2020-29 January 2021, US scientists examined 2,172 test samples from 44 regions of the state as a result of the new type of Covid-19 came across. The new species, called “B.1.427/B.1.429” or “20C/L452R”, exhibits a different mutation pattern from the Covid-19 variants that first appeared in the UK and South America, the research report said.
Dr. Charles Chiu, a professor of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, one of the study's authors, told a television station that he was concerned by the findings. "But I'm not panicking right now. We need to investigate this further," Dr. Chiu said.
A preliminary review by San Francisco public health officials has been announced that the results of the ongoing investigation will be released in the coming days.