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Dr. Mobeen Syed
Dr. Pei Purdom
Dr. Beenish Zahra
Dr. Iqra Batool
Dr. Heba Alzawahri
India was severely affected by the COVID-19 surge in the second quarter of 2021. A new set of variants of the SARS-COV-2 virus emerged in India. The variant identifiers are B.1.617/B.1.618.
Let's review the data about these variants.
We will discuss:
1. The characteristics of the 617 variant.
2. Potential change in transmissibility.
3. Potential change in infectiousness, contagiousness, and virulence.
4. Mutations observed.
5. Mutations that are of significance in terms of virulence.
Mobeen Syed M.D, MS Graduated from King Edward Medical University. Entrepreneur, Medical Educator, CEO and founder of Drbeen corp.