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Variant

IYO ANTOY - Antolin dela Serna (Banat) - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am

Gumikan sa mga vaccines panagang sa coronavirus, ang kalibotan naglaum kita nga masanta ra (bisas’g madugay-dugay pa) ang pagkuyanap sa coronavirus ug mahibalik ra kita sa normal nga pagpuyo.

Apan, samtang nag-anam kahayag ang atong paglantaw sa unahan, nia say nikaklit pagbutho nga, ambot matawag ba kini nga anak ni COVID-19, ang variant. Unsa man ni?

Hangtud karon, wa pa gyud ko katugkad unsa kining mananapa. Apan, matud pa, nag-anam na usab kini’g kuyanap sa nagkalainlaing dapit sa kalibotan, lakip na gani kono dinhi sa atong nasud. Adunay pangutana kon kining variant mas serious ba kay sa COVID-19.

Gikan sa Internet, atong kutluon kining pamahayag sa mga eksperto: “We currently have no evidence that this variant causes more severe disease or higher mortality, but we continue to study cases to understand this better. We know that mortality is a lagging indicator and we will need to continually monitor this over the coming weeks. 

Maoy atong panghinaut nga nahingpit na karon ilang mga pagtuon aron masayod kita unsa kining mananapa, ug angayan bang kahadlokan. Apan, matud pa, mas transmissible kuno kini, meaning, dali nga makatakud.

Ania ang tubag (ato lang gyud ning kutloon aron di ta masayop): “The evidence shows that infection rates in geographical areas where this particular variant has been circulating have increased faster than expected, and the modelling evidence has demonstrated that this variant has a higher transmission rate than other variants in current circulation.” Timan-i ni: “higher transmission rate.”

Dugay na ba nga nag-circulate ang variant? Tubag: “All viruses mutate over time and new variants emerge regularly. Unsa man sad ning “mutation?” Ania ang mga synonyms niini: change, alteration, variation, transformation. Kamo na lay banabana unsay Binisaya niini.

“Backwards tracing using the genetic evidence suggests this variant emerged in September 2020 and then circulated at very low levels in the population until mid-November.”

So, sa niagi pa diay ning tuig. Ug matud pa, ang daghang kaso sa variant, “the vast majority of cases identified are in London, the South East and the East of England.”

Nganong ginganlan man kini og COVID-19 variant? Tubag sa google: “When a virus replicates or makes copies of itself, it sometimes changes a little bit, which is normal for a virus. These changes are called “mutations”. A virus with one or more new mutations is referred to as a “variant” of the original virus.”

Sa ato pa, kon ang usa ka virus o kagaw, mohimo’g duplicate sa iyang kaugalingon, iyang kopyahon ang iyang kaugalingon, mohimo kining gamay nga kausaban sa iyangkaugalingon, o mo-mutate. Ug kon daghan ang mga kausaban nga mahimo, nganlan kini og variant. Correct ko, Doc?

Niay laing pangutana ug tubag: “Why is it important to get vaccinated even if there are new variants of the virus? Vaccines are a critical tool in the battle against COVID-19, and there are clear public health and lifesaving benefits to using the tools we already have. We not put off getting vaccinated because of our concerns about new variants. We need to use the tools we have in hand even while we continue to improve those tools.”

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