新的COVID-19菌株显示出可能的抗药性’ 抗体, 但不是疫苗

New COVID-19 strains shows possible 'resistance' to antibody, 但不是疫苗

The potential new head of the 疾病预防与控制中心 has cautioned that at least one new 新冠病毒 strain has shown resistance to treatments, but insists the 疫苗 are still effective.

A number of new COVID-19 strains have arisen over the past month, stirring concern that current treatments and vaccines will not be effective. Those concerns are largely unfounded, 博士. Rochelle Walensky toldFace the Nationhost Margaret Brennan.

We’ve known for a long time that viruses mutate, not just the coronavirus but any virus,” said Walensky, who has been nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to be the next head of the CDC. “至今, the one from the U.K. looks like it is more transmissible.

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - 十二月 08: 博士. Rochelle Walensky, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to head the Centers for Disease Control, speaks during a news conference at the Queen Theater December 08, 2020 在威尔明顿, 特拉华州. With the novel coronavirus pandemic continuing to ravage the country with daily records for infections and deaths, members of Biden's health team said they will make fighting COVID-19 the priority. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – 十二月 08: 博士. Rochelle Walensky, President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to head the Centers for Disease Control, speaks during a news conference at the Queen Theater December 08, 2020 在威尔明顿, 特拉华州. With the novel coronavirus pandemic continuing to ravage the country with daily records for infections and deaths, members of Biden’s health team said they will make fighting COVID-19 the priority. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

We don’t have any information whether it evades our vaccines,” Walensky continued. “We have indication that it likely does not.

Walensky promised that there arefurther studieslooking at the efficacy of the various new strains, but Brennan raised a particular report that the new South Africa strain of COVID-19 is resistant to antibody therapies.

Walensky confirmed that she hadheard similar thingsabout the antibodies used in treatments like the Regeneron therapy used to treat President Donald Trump.

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I think there is concern about not just the South African and Brazilian strains but that other future strains might have resistance to those antibodies,” Walensky said. “Not taking off all efficacy, but decreasing efficacy.

Walensky urged that the best way to handle possible issues arising from mutations is to catch them as soon as possible, calling on Biden to make sure that the public health system has the resources necessary to be effective.

The main concern would be that a lack of investment would delay the opening of public schools – a major goal for Biden’s first 100 days in office. 新英国. strain of the virus has proven to be more transmissible, and that might prove problematic to ensuring a safe environment in schools.

The administration willlook carefullyat how best to invest resources to ensure that schools are able to handle the demands of a safer environment.

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The administration plans to vaccinate educators and make sure transmission and disease rates have dropped before pushing for a widescale reopening.

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