A variant of the coronavirus has been discovered in Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine). The regional health agency has delivered its verdict, the variant would not correspond to the British form described as “very contagious “. “Contrary to what was announced by the Ministry of Health last night, the strain detected in a nursing home caregiver is not the British variant, nor a South African variant, but a strain already detected in Brittany last September. It would be less contagious than the English version “, reports the journalist, Thomas Paga, live from Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine), Friday January 8. “For a long time France did not consider it a priority to analyze all forms of the coronavirus.”
These biologists analyze all forms of the virus, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, looking for possible variations. On December 22, looking at the results of certain samples, biologists see that something is out of tune with the classic virus. To be sure, you have to go to the national reference center of the Institut Pasteur and proceed with the sequencing of the virus genome. How much does the virus circulate? Scientists do not yet know.
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