In fluid motion, a new Covid-19 Omicron version; in close contact with colleagues in South Africa: Dr. Fauci is a neurologist who

The new Covid-19 Omicron type is in fluid motion in South Africa, says Dr Anthony Fauci. The new potentially more infectious B.1.529 variant was first reported to the World Health Organisation from South Africa on November 24.

Dr Anthony Fauci, America's top infectious disease specialist, has reported that the new Covid-19 Omicron type is in fluid motion in South Africa, and that the US scientists are in a good deal of contact with their colleagues in the region to test the strain, get information, and see if it escapes the antibody system.The new potentially more infectious B.1.1.529 variant was first reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) from South Africa on November 24 and has also been identified in Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong, and Israel.The WHO classified it as a Species of Concern on Friday, naming it Omicron.The WHO's top list of worrying Covid-19 strains includes a different cause of concern.

The latest variant appears to be spreading at a rather rapid rate in South Africa, according to Fauci, who is also the Chief Medical Advisor to US President Joe Biden.It is also in a fluid state.We're learning more about it and literally something in real time.We're getting more of it, he said.

We're banding together to find out the exact molecular structure of it so you can actually test for it.The proper material will take a while to arrive, but he said we are in very active contact with our South African colleagues and scientists.Fauci explained that when you look at a mutation, it would give you a hint or indication that it could evade the immune response.To get the virus in a specific sequence, you must make it into a piece of paper that you can actually test the different antibodies so you have a theory that it will evade or you will prove it.

We don't know.According to him, once we test, you can see for sure whether or not it can evade the antibodies produced by a vaccine, for example against the virus.The variant was apparently more contagious than the Delta variant, according to Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health.Lawrence Young, a virologist and professor of molecular oncology at Warwick Medical School in the United Kingdom, said the Omicron form was very worrying.

This variant has some enhancements that have been seen in other strains, but not all at once in one virus.In a tweet, Young said that it also has new mutations.The mutagenesis class has a large number of mutations, about 50 in total.South African genomic scientists announced Thursday that more than 30 of the mutations had been identified in the spike protein, the chemical used by the virus to reach the cells they attack.

The spike protein gene is the protein that is the target of most vaccines.Ferguson said that this variant has a greater chance of escaping prior immunity than previous variants.Since Monday, the United States has banned travel from South Africa and seven other countries in the southern Africa zone.In an attempt to stop Omicrons from spreading around the world, governments are currently scrambling to enforce travel bans and restrictions on southern African countries.

Mauritius, Israel, Sri Lanka, and the Netherlands are among the countries whose countries are included in this list.Several other nations followed suit, with the majority of them indicating that only their own citizens would be allowed to return, subject to a quarantine period.The Indian government ordered that all states and union territories conduct rigorous screening and testing of all foreign travelers arriving or transiting through South Africa, Hong Kong, and Botswana, where a new variant has been detected, in New Delhi.