DENVER (KDVR) – The Colorado Department of Health and Environment has identified two cases of the Brazilian COVID variant, known as the P.1 variant, in the Boulder region.
This species is involved because there is evidence that it is more infectious and causes more severe disease. There is also evidence that current COVID-19 vaccines may not be as protective as the original virus.
Until now, research has shown that the approved vaccine is effective against infection from the UK strain, known as the B.1.1.7 variant, according to Dr. Rachel Herlihy, an epidemiologist for the UK. state
But the vaccine may not provide complete protection against COVID-19 from Brazil and South Africa.
Scientists would have to sequencing the entire genome of the COVID-19 test positively.Currently, states can do this with about 550 test results per week, and counting.