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Sep 22 - New R.1 COVID variant detected in U.S. outbreak at nursing home



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Sep 22 - New R.1 COVID variant detected in U.S. outbreak at nursing home
 

 

A new variant of the COVID-19 virus infected 46 residents and staff in a Kentucky nursing home, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the first time the strain has been identified in the U.S.

The variant, named R.1, is believed to have originated in Japan, and has infected more than 10,000 people globally.

While R.1 is not considered a variant of concern, according to Dr. William Haseltine, a former Harvard Medical School professor, it does have mutations that may increase “transmission, replication, and immune suppression.”

The World Health Organization lists three categories of COVID variants: variants of interest, variants of concern and variants of high consequence. The delta variant, which is far and away the main variant in the United States, is a variant of concern.

The R.1 variant is not on the WHO list of concern or interest.

Many of those infected at the Kentucky facility were fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. The outbreak took place in March.

Twenty-six residents and 20 staff members tested positive for the virus during the outbreak, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Of those who tested positive for the virus, 18 of the residents and four staff members were fully vaccinated.

While fully vaccinated people can contract the virus, according to CDC research the vaccinated residents at the facility were 87% less likely to have symptoms of the COVID virus compared to those who were unvaccinated.

Of the unvaccinated, infected residents at the facility, four were hospitalized. Three residents died, two of whom had not been vaccinated. One of those two had had a previous COVID-19 infection.

More than 229 million people have been infected by the COVID-19 virus and more than 4.55 million have died from it, according to Johns Hopkins University.
R.1 originated in Japan and has now racked up over 10,000 entries in the GISAID SARS-CoV-2 database, which researchers use to record genomic data.

Scientist William A. Haseltine writes in Forbes: "R.1 is a variant to watch. It has established a foothold in both Japan and the United States.

He added that it features several unique mutations that could give it advantages in "transmission, replication, and immune suppression."

One of these, a mutation termed E484K located in the spike protein of the virus, gives it an "increased resistance" to antibodies generated by the vaccine.

R.1 shares an additional mutation, the D614G, with all other variants that have overtaken the original alpha strain, which increases its infectiousness.

It comes as the world crosses the grim milestone of 229million global COVID infections and a death toll of 4.7million on Tuesday, according to a Johns Hopkins tracker.
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 4 weeks ago '13        #2
Phenom354 
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 4 weeks ago '16        #3
Homer Pimpson 
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 4 weeks ago '05        #4
Sizzler01  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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Many of those infected at the Kentucky facility were fully vaccinated, according to the CDC. The outbreak took place in March.
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 4 weeks ago '21        #5
TheIronyIsThat 
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I can't wait to see what next year is going to look like.
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 4 weeks ago '18        #6
iTrap  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 TheIronyIsThat said
I can't wait to see what next year is going to look like.
If we here





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 4 weeks ago '10        #7
Trilluminati GA 
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These mfs sicker than Neyo mane


 4 weeks ago '18        #8
Capodecina  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Again and again

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 4 weeks ago '10        #9
Blkboipurp 
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 4 weeks ago '08        #10
Phil Swagson 
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It’s a new Covid strain every week

Who cares at this point. Get vaccinated. Life goes on
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 4 weeks ago '20        #11
KG Da Gawd  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Variants exist in all virus/bacteria.
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 4 weeks ago '04        #12
bingiedred 
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"It is not the responsibility of the Unvaccinated to protect the Vaccinated.
That's the vaccines job.."
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 4 weeks ago '15        #13
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 iTrap said
If we here





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 4 weeks ago '05        #14
bqstudios 
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 Sizzler01 said
While fully vaccinated people can contract the virus, according to CDC research the vaccinated residents at the facility were 87% less likely to have symptoms of the COVID virus compared to those who were unvaccinated.

Of the unvaccinated, infected residents at the facility, four were hospitalized. Three residents died, two of whom had not been vaccinated. One of those two had had a previous COVID-19 infection.

 4 weeks ago '19        #15
GetYaCoinsKing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Who's ready for more vaccines shots? fu*k a Hot Girl summer, Its Booster Vax Summer all year long...good luck!



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 4 weeks ago '13        #16
THEDONN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x5
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New boosters new variants

It's not rocket science people

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 4 weeks ago '11        #17
illprem  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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While fully vaccinated people can contract the virus, according to CDC research the vaccinated residents at the facility were 87% less likely to have symptoms of the COVID virus compared to those who were unvaccinated.

Of the unvaccinated, infected residents at the facility, four were hospitalized. Three residents died, two of whom had not been vaccinated. One of those two had had a previous COVID-19 infection.
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 4 weeks ago '05        #18
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 bqstudios said
While fully vaccinated people can contract the virus, according to CDC research the vaccinated residents at the facility were 87% less likely to have symptoms of the COVID virus compared to those who were unvaccinated.

Of the unvaccinated, infected residents at the facility, four were hospitalized. Three residents died, two of whom had not been vaccinated. One of those two had had a previous COVID-19 infection.
Vax or no vax, many people had no symptoms of covid prior to the experimental covid "vaccines" coming onto the market.



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Top 10 most slapped recently  4 weeks ago '05        #19
POSITIVITY  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x59
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I’m so sick of new variants
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 4 weeks ago '05        #20
bqstudios 
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 4REAL said
Vax or no vax, many people had no symptoms of covid prior to the experimental covid "vaccines" coming onto the market.



Whats your point, oh i know, you probbaly got it and survived so you good, you dont need the vax. But the point is, its not about just you, but im preaching to the moon, so wont waste anymore of our time......
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 4 weeks ago '16        #21
MOF410 
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The vaccine causes variants...because...it doesn't stop the individual from getting infected nor does it k*ll the virus, creating an environment where it faces extreme pressure to mutate.

Im not saying the vaccine is bad, im just saying that the efficacy of this vaccine means this is going to happen, and continue to happen.

I wish we lived in a world where people understood the vaccine is helpful to many high risk individuals, AND that someone's else's vax status has nothing to do with your vax status or freedoms. We all want the same thing...except the politicians...they want power.
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 4 weeks ago '04        #22
GUCCI C0ND0MS 
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 yola said

Oh look, f*g**t a*s OP @ is fear mongering again.
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 4 weeks ago '05        #23
hbk83 
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So there has not been a variant deadlier than the alpha yet ?
I know they made a big deal about delta but the alpha was deadlier. The variants are getting weaker or our bodies are building up immunity.

 4 weeks ago '06        #24
marcusaka50 
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Ebola is worst than covid and it was brand new....with a cure within 6months

 4 weeks ago '21        #25
Pizzabox 
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Of the unvaccinated, infected residents at the facility, four were hospitalized. Three residents died, two of whom had not been vaccinated. One of those two had had a previous COVID-19 infection.
But anti vaxxers say that natural immunity is better… guess not
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