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Taiwan on alert over new variant with high number of mutations (2021/11/25)
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    Taiwan on alert over new variant with high number of mutations (2021/11/25)

    Taiwan is on alert for a new COVID variant with an extremely large number of mutations. The variant could eventually be named “nu,” after the Greek letter. It was first detected in Botswana, and has since been found in South Africa and Hong Kong. It has 32 mutations on its spike protein, which means it could be even more transmissible than delta.

    Philip Lo
    CECC's medical response division
    This is still a very rare variant. To this day, we have yet to find this variant in our lab reports, and that includes the reports that will be announced tomorrow. This variant might be named “nu.” We will of course continue to monitor its development.

    In related news, Taiwan’s 15th vaccination round began on Thursday. More than 1.79 million people have appointments to get vaccinated over the next seven days. As of Wednesday, one-dose coverage stands at 77.34%. Two-dose coverage is just over 50%.
    中文 Chinese  
    最強變異株"Nu" 現蹤3國共10起個案

    國際間觀察到最新變異株「B.1.1.529」,最終可能被命名為「Nu」變異株,為迄今為止變異最多的變種病毒,刺突蛋白攜帶32種突變,威力恐怕勝過Delta病毒,目前在波札那、南非、香港三個國家現蹤,已發現10例確診個案。

    [[指揮中心醫療應變組副組長 羅一鈞]]
    “這個還是算是相當少見的變異株,目前到現在,包括明天會公布的結果當中,也都還沒有發現這樣的一個,可能會被命名為NU的變異株,我們當然會持續地來監控”

    一方面監控變異株,一方面也要力拼疫苗涵蓋率,第15輪武肺疫苗今天開打,全台已經有179萬人預約,根據指揮中心最新數字,1劑涵蓋率來到77.34%,2劑跨越五成大關來到50.50%。
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