Scientific studies published today in two branches of the medical journal The Lancet suggest that victims of the SARS-CoV-2 variant identified in the UK did not contract severe forms of Govit-19.
Both studies are observable, analyzing the situation of people affected by the variant designated as B.1.1.7, with one case of people at a London hospital in the United Kingdom and the other 37,000 infected with the disease reported in the British application.
In an article published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 341 patients admitted to University College Hospital and North Middlesex University Hospital were analyzed in November and December last year, and those affected by this variant did not become very ill, but his viral load was high.
“With 36 per cent of patients with P1.1.7, there is no evidence that there is a link between the variant and the most severe disease. Compared to 38% of those with the variant, they become seriously ill and die,” said researchers recognizing the need for further investigation.
In another study published in The Lancet Public Health, data submitted to the Govt Symptom Survey application between September and December 2020 were analyzed and cross-tested with regional genetic analyzes conducted by British health officials to determine the presence of variations. .
The researchers concluded that “the analysis revealed that there were no statistically significant correlations between the P.1.1.7 ratio. Between the regions and the symptoms that the population had.”
In addition, the proportion of individuals with chronic cases of Govt-19 with persistent symptoms did not change in the presence of variability.
However, the authors concluded that the Transmissibility Index (Rt) was 1.35 times higher than the P1.1.7 variant.
Britta Jewel, a researcher at Imperial College, commented that “contributes to the consensus of p.1.1.7.” The rapid increase in cases in the UK and the large number of vacancies contributed to the large increase in transfers. ‘In European countries with more cases’.
In Portugal, the incidence of variance found in the UK is 82.9%, according to data released today by health officials, but in Algarve it currently represents 94% of cases.