An alarm has been sounded to the health authorities all over the world due to the spread of the "Lambda" mutation. According to the World Health Organization (WHERE), the "Lambda" mutation - also known as the C37 variant- was first spotted in Peru in August 2020 and has since spread to others 30 Countries, mainly in South and Central America.
In fact, as realnews notes, in the "Lambda" mutation the WHO attributes the 81% of coronavirus cases in Peru from April until today. Authorities gather data on the spread and transmissibility of the "Lambda" mutation, which proves to be resistant to the available vaccines, based on the experience of health professionals at the forefront of dealing with the pandemic.
The National Institutes of Health of Peru announced that the "Lambda" mutation is even more contagious than the "Delta" mutation and the World Health Organization is closely monitoring its spread..
Already, from June, The "Lambda" mutation has been included in the WHO list of so-called "variants of interest", that is, the genetic changes of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that affect transmissibility, the severity of the disease and the ability of the immune system to escape, while it has been shown to be responsible for significant transmission to the community.
Currently, The international scientific community notes that the magnitude of the threat from this mutation remains unknown., but relevant studies are being carried out around the world at a feverish rate.