The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) is an independent group of experts that periodically monitors and evaluates the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and assesses if specific mutations and combinations of mutations alter the behavior of the virus. The TAG-VE was convened on 26 November 2021 to assess the SARS-CoV-2 variant: B.1.1.529.
COVID-19 had been relatively calm in Argentina until last week the number of cases began soaring again, with 7667 infections detected against 946 the week before.
Russian health authorities decreed a shutdown from Oct. 28 to Nov. 7 in a move to curb COVID-19 infections, it was announced, after 1,036 deaths in the last 24 hours were reported.
By Paul Griffin (*) - This week the World Health Organization named a new “variant of interest” of the coronavirus, called the Mu variant. It was first found in Colombia in January 2021 and has been found in about 39 countries so far.
The coronavirus was already present in two large cities in northern Italy in December, over two months before the first case was detected, a national health institute study of waste water has found.