“O Micron” BA.2.75 found in Thailand, Dr. Theera emphasizes that it is stronger than BA.5, resistant to drug treatment.

(19 Jul. 2022 ) “Doctor Thira” Assoc.Prof.Dr. Teera Woratanarat Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Has posted a message on a personal Facebook page. Thira Woratanarat Update the epidemic situationCOVID As of July 19, 2022, there were 401,359 more deaths worldwide yesterday, 909 more deaths, bringing the total to 568,111,043 and 6,388,680 deaths.

Top 5 infectedCOVIDThe highest were Japan, Australia, Brazil, Italy and the United States. Yesterday, the number of new infections was countries from Europe. and Asia occupies 6 in the top 10 and 14 in the top 20 in the world. The number of new infections every day in the world now. from Asia and Europe Together they accounted for 66.23% of the world’s population, while the number of deaths accounted for 54.67%.

Thailand’s epidemic situation

According to the Worldometer data this morning, the number of deaths was yesterday. It is the 10th highest in the world and 2nd in Asia, although the Ministry of Health has adjusted the reporting system from 1 May.
until the reported number was greatly reduced.

Interesting update

  1. Novavax 3 doses have the level of immunity in the blood against the virus. Omicron Omicron as well as 3 doses of mRNA vaccine (BNT162b2), Bhiman JN and research team from South Africa The results of the study were published in bioRxiv on July 17, 2022.
  2. Covid-19 virus Omicron subspecies BA.2.75 Originally found for the first time in India. and spread to many countries with data from research Summarized, as mentioned a few days ago, can be summarized as follows:

A research team from the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) provided information via local media (Times of India, 4 July 2022) that subspecies ofOmicron Omicron The many detected in India is a concern, including BA.2.74, BA.2.75, and BA.2.76 were initially assessed. More likely to have viral fitness BA.5

Different types of covid situation

Yamasoba D and colleagues from Japan The results were published in bioRxiv on July 15, 2022. The study found that BA.2.75 are characterized by drug resistance
Antibodies used in many therapies same as Omicron pre-existing subspecies But some antibody drugs It can also be effective in managing infections such as Regdanvimab, Sotrovimab, Tixagevimab.

while Cao YR from Peking University Publish Informal Laboratory Study Results point out that BA.2.75 are more likely to bind to the ACE2 receptor BA.4 and BA.5 But in terms of resistance to immunity Study by looking at immunity from people who have been vaccinated. found to be infected with COVID-19. BA.2.75 More resistant than BA.2.12.1, but may be less than BA.4 and BA.5, except in those who were previously infected with Delta strains. BA.2.75 is more resistant than those infected with Omicron BA.1 strains. and BA.2 before

However, it will have to wait for the official results of the study. and from other research in the near future to confirm the immune resistance characteristics of BA.2.75 Recently, Rajnarayanan R from Arkansas State University has reported an update on the detection of the BA.2.75 subspecies that caught the eye of the world. Interestingly, it was reported that Found in Thailand from samples of specimens from Trang Province From 28 June 2022

Covid BA.2.75 found in Thailand

The epidemic situation in Thailand is still ongoing.

A recent report on 18 July 2022 by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) indicates that Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 In Europe, the epidemic is severe. and causing a significant increase in the number of patients to be hospitalized at all ages; and ventilator markedly increased in people aged 40 and over

Doctor Thira I reiterate that Thailand must be careful. Because the nature of the disease is often consistent. Wherever in the world And there is a high chance that we will be dealing with outbreaks with different subspecies at the same time. If not protected

from the knowledge we have now NO.4 NO.5 and BA.2.75 that is not shoddy, able to live, earn a living, study But you should always protect yourself. no matter what species If we live consciously Using the right knowledge and not being careless will greatly reduce the risk. Vaccination with booster needles is necessary. And what is absolutely necessary is…wearing a mask correctly is very important…

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