World Health Organization experts said on the 6th, there is no evidence that Denmark’s latest outbreak of the new coronavirus infected with farmed ferns will affect the effectiveness of the future new crown vaccine. The Danish government has announced that it has decided to cull all farmed ferns in the country and impose stricter controls on seven cities with more farms, in view of the number of cases in the country where the mutant new coronavirus has been transmitted to humans.
Danish Health Minister Magnus Hojnik said at a press conference Friday evening that the virus mutation may have an impact on the effectiveness of the new crown vaccine.
WHO Chief Scientist Sumia Swaminathan said at a press conference on the 6th that it is too early to draw conclusions on how this mutation affects the spread of the new coronavirus, the severity of clinical conditions, the immune response, and the effectiveness of the potential new coronavirus.
Maria van Kelkhofer, technical director of WHO’s Health Emergency Program, which has been tracking virus mutations since the beginning of the new coronal pandemic, agrees that mutations in the new coronavirus gene are normal. Some mutations in the virus may have some impact, but WHO still needs further research and assessment, and work is ongoing.
According to Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Emergency Project, more time is needed to determine the extent of the spread of the new coronavirus in the herd, as well as between the population and the population. There is no evidence that this mutant new coronavirus, transmitted by ferns, behaves differently than it did in the past. “The characteristics of a virus may be slightly different, but it is still the same virus.” He said WHO was currently working with all parties concerned to complete the first risk assessment of denmark’s new coronavirus “human transmission” incident.
Despite denmark’s culling of farmed ferns due to the spread of the new coronavirus in farmed ferns, PETER Ambarek, WHO virus expert in the Department of Food Safety and Zoonotic Diseases, stressed at a press conference that the risk of infection with the new coronavirus in other farmed animals is much lower than that of ferns for two reasons: first, studies have shown that pigs, chickens, cattle and other farmed animals are not as susceptible to new coronavirus as they are to be infected, and that even if infected, the virus cannot be sustained and transmitted in herds; The current modern culture system for the production of pork and chicken allows us to completely isolate the virus and protect the environment from contamination, which means that it is easier to prevent and control the entry of new coronavirus into the breeding environment.