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Scientists call new virus mutation the ‘Alpha’ coronavirus - WISH-TV

Scientists call new virus mutation the ‘Alpha’ coronavirus - WISH-TV

He explained how the “Alpha” strain evades parts of the immune system allowing it to multiply more rapidly than other strains.“The interferon starts to help other parts of the immune system when the body recognizes an infection.This is because it is the only strain that disables the body’s first line of immune defense against COVID-19.News 8 spoke with Dr.

This helps the virus replicate [inside the body] at a much higher rate than others.This is just one more reason, he says, to get vaccinated.

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