July 30, 2021
According to the British Government’s top scientists, a doomsday new Covid variant that could kill up to one in three people is a ‘realistic possibility’.
The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) today warned a future Covid mutant strain could be as deadly as MERS — which has a case fatality rate of 35 per cent.
No10’s expert panel claimed coronavirus mutates most when it is in high prevalence. The team also warned the country’s greater levels of immunity may help speed up the virus’s evolutionary process.
However, rolling out booster vaccines this winter and curbing transmission may help prevent a mutant strain occurring, according to the paper.
Edited by：【Himalaya London Club UK】