US media: backward virus tracking mechanism “embarrassing”

Waxman covid-19, January 14th, published the report entitled ““ embarrassing &rdquo: the US is not tracking the variation of the new crown virus”. The United States is behind the &mdash in terms of coping with the new crown epidemic situation; — from the initial lack of detection, to the present, it is now awkward to launch the new crown vaccine. The lack of genetic monitoring is just another aspect. The excerpts are as follows

There is a reason why a more infectious variant of the new coronavirus sars-cov-2 was first found in the UK: a large number of virus genes were sequenced in the UK. Since the outbreak of covid-19 outbreak, British researchers have uploaded 151859 SARS-CoV-2 sequences to the international viral genome data sharing platform “ influenza global data sharing initiative ” The UK is the country that shares the most gene sequences in the world.

If a more infectious new coronavirus strain had first appeared in the United States, scientists would not have noticed it so soon. According to GISAID, novel coronavirus pneumonia has more than tens of millions of new cases of pneumonia, though the US population surpasses Britain and has the most advanced biomedical research industry. Up to now, the United States has only uploaded 69111 sequences.

Diana Griffin, a microbiologist and immunologist at Johns Hopkins University, told reporters: “I can only say it’s embarrassing. ”

Covid-19, &mdash, &mdash, the US in coping with the new crown epidemic situation, has been initially unresponsive to the current rush to launch the new crown vaccine. The lack of genetic monitoring is just another aspect.

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