Fauci: 'Mu' COVID variant not an 'immediate threat' to Americans

We’re paying attention to it, we take everything like that seriously, but we don’t consider it an immediate threat right now,” Fauci said Thursday during a White House COVID response press briefing.


이번주 초, mu, known by scientists as B.1.621, was added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “of interestlist of variants. The variant 였다 first identified in Colombia and has been confirmed in at least 39 국가, according to the WHO.

This variant has a constellation of mutations that suggests that it would evade certain antibodies, not only monoclonal antibodies, but vaccine- and convalescent serum-induced antibodies,” Fauci said. “But there isn’t a lot of clinical data to suggest that, it is mostly laboratory in-vitro data.

“생각해 내다, even when you have variants that do diminish somewhat the efficacy of vaccines, the vaccines still are quite effective against variants of that time,” Fauci added in conclusion, telling Americans that health officials arekeeping a very close eyeon what happens with Mu.

Fauci also said during the briefing that hewould not at all be surprised ifthree doses are required for Americans to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

I must say from my own experience as an immunologist, I would not at all be surprised that the adequate full regimen for vaccination will likely be three doses,” Fauci said, saying that he believes three doses will be in order to increase immune support against the coronavirus.

If it is durable, then you’re going to have very likely a three-dose regimen being the routine regimen,” Fauci said, saying he would leave it up to other officials to determine how many doses of the vaccine should be taken.

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