News from the Department of Molecular Biology of BHU’s Institute of Medical Sciences suggests that mutations of the corona virus are dangerous to the corona itself, as well as the vaccine produced for the corona virus, despite the mutations that will affect it.
Concerns have increased worldwide since the introduction of new variants of Corona virus, but in the meantime good news has come from the Department of Molecular Biology of BHU’s Institute of Medical Sciences. Here it has been claimed that mutation of corona virus is like mutation of any other RNA virus and that mutation of corona virus is much less than the mutation of other RNA viruses. Apart from this, it has been said that the mutation of the corona virus is dangerous to the corona itself, as well as the vaccine made for the corona virus, despite the mutation, will be effective.
Giving further information about this, Professor Sumit Kumar Singh, Head of the Department of Molecular Biology under the Institute of Medical Sciences of Kashi Hindu University, explains that SARS corona virus is an RNA virus and RNA virus has a tendency to mutate. This is not a new thing. The two mutations in the UK report are causing confusion in the minds of the people that our vaccine will be effective or not?
Mutations will not make any difference on the vaccine, because the vaccine is made with both arms of our body. One is the arm human immune response, where the antibody shows its effect, the other arm is the cellular immune response, where the T cell shows its effect. Our immune response will attack this virus, surrounded on both sides. There will be no such effect on them which is negative, and then we do not need to have any kind of fear.
It is the hepatothetic question that if this mutation continues continuously, what will be the effect? Mutations are also dangerous for viruses. But sometimes we see such a rare effect, when mutations become effective for spreading the virus, then it would be hypothetical that the mutation will have a negative effect on the vaccine made for the corona virus. There is no need to panic. The vaccine is and will be effective, but despite being a vaccine, all safety magers such as masks, social distancing others will have to be taken care of as much as before.
If the mutations continue continuously, it will have a very bad effect on the virus itself. This will have a bad effect on the virus itself, its adaptability.
He said that corona virus cannot be compared to flu virus, because the genome of flu virus is different. The genome of the flu virus is segmented, they are also RNA viruses, which makes them more susceptible to antigenic drift, whereas the genome of SARS corona virus is not segmented. Mutations in corona virus are occurring slower than other RNA viruses. It cannot take the form of flu, in which you need to take the vaccine every year.