Scientists find the treatment of omicron.

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New guidelines have been issued regarding Coronavirus. Surely you too must have been afraid of the third wave of the epidemic, but these two studies are going to give you some relief.

As the new variant of the corona virus infection, Omicron, is spreading in India, the fear of a third wave has started haunting. After leaving South Africa, this new variant has so far made its hold in more than 90 countries of the world.

So far, more than 800 cases of this new variant have been registered in India. It has been a cause of concern to the scientific community after the World Health Organization described it as a variant of concern. However, in the midst of this fear of corona virus infection, 2 such research was done by scientists, which proved to be news of relief for the whole world.

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‘Variants of Concern’ Omicron is fast gaining ground in India! Image: Shutterstock

Let’s know about both those research

1.Scientists found the break of Omicron variant

Amidst the threat of Omicron variants, an international team of scientists Antibodies have been identified, which will be able to neutralize this new variant and other variants of corona virus infection. According to the researchers, the antibodies target the part of the virus that does not change during mutation.

This study done by the scientists has been published in the journal Nature. After this research, it can be of great help in developing vaccines and antibodies. Which will not only be effective on the new variant Omicron, but its effect will be seen on every variant of Corona.

That is, if after this any other variant of corona virus infection also comes out, then these antibodies will help our body to fight against that virus.

what is this study

According to Professor David Wesler at the ‘University of Washington School of Medicine’, another research has revealed that antibodies targeting the safest part of the spike protein of the coronavirus, by focusing on it, fight its ability to remodel itself. can.

It has been revealed long ago that the spike protein of the new variant Omicron has 37 mutations. Actually, the spike protein is the sharp part of any virus through which the virus enters the cells of the body. Joining them spreads the infection. These antibodies can prevent the virus from spreading.

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Omicron cases are more than 800 registered in India. Image: Shutterstock

It is well understood that how this variation of the Omicron variant is able to re-infect those who have been vaccinated and those who have already been infected. Wesler said, “The questions we were trying to answer were how mutations in the spike protein in the Omicron variant affected the ability of immunity to attach to cells and evade antibodies.

How was the study done?

To understand things better, the researchers created a pseudovirus that had a spike protein like the Omicron variant. On the other hand, he created a pseudovirus with the initial variant. The researchers compared the different variants of the virus and found that the Omicron variant spike protein was able to bind to cells 2.4 times better than the spike protein found in early epidemic viruses.

Immunity increases after infection with Omicron

Researchers in South Africa have discovered that people who have been infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have increased immunity compared to the older delta variant. The study included 33 vaccinated and unvaccinated people, according to the results of a new study conducted at the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban. The scientists found that immunity against further exposure to Omicron increased 14-fold about two weeks after infection. Whereas it was also found that immunity against Delta improved by 4.4 times.

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Scientists say that due to the rapid mutation, this new variant is more dangerous than delta, delta plus and other variants. Image : Shutterstock

You can certainly breathe a sigh of relief from the conclusion of these lessons, but do not make the mistake of being careless at all. So wear a mask and follow social distancing.

Also read: India’s first DNA vaccine is ready, know its price, method of taking and its effect on the virus


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