Sara AS1,2, Mohamed Raslan1,2, Eslam MS2 and Nagwa A Sabri1*
1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
2Drug Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Nagwa A Sabri, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
Received: August 24, 2021; Published: October 23, 2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19) was introduced into society by the end of 2019, and there have already been over 160 million infections and 3.5 million fatalities as a result of it. Sustainable and non-declinable waves of covid-19 may result in different viral mutations and the emergence of different variants. The second wave as well as the third wave showed to be highly spreadable and in some countries mortality rates were higher in the third wave. Different variants emerged and were contributory in the second wave of covid-19 like 501Y.V2 in South Africa. Besides, in Spain the B.1.1.7 strain which is highly transmissible was contributory for the third wave. Moreover, by the end of May 2021 a new variant VUI-21MAY-02 (C.36.3) was discovered in United Kingdom which has an Egyptian origin and no proven evidence that it contributes to high incidences or increase case severities. Furthermore, mortality rates in Egypt showed to be significantly higher than the worldwide average mortality rates, indicating the need for more attention regarding protective measures, social distancing, and other precautionary procedures.
Keywords: Coronavirus Disease 2019; Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2; Third Wave; Immunization; C.36.3 Variant
Citation: Nagwa A Sabri., et al. “Variant Under Investigation (VUI) and Severity of COVID-19 Third Wave. Is there a Correlation?". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 5.11 (2020): 55-58.
Copyright: © 2020 Nagwa A Sabri., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.