A lady identified as Jenny Dissents on Twitter says the new strain of COVID-19 has blinded her brother.
Dissents disclosed this via her Twitter handle @StilettoKitten on Monday.
My brother has a mutated strain of Covid-19; he woke up BLIND & an ambulance took him to the ER. I guess it’s a rare strain; less than 10% get it. They have no idea how much of his sight he’ll recover. Hopefully all!
— Jenny dissents (@StilettoKitten) December 20, 2020
Recall that Britain’s Secretary of Health, Matt Hancock, last week Monday says a new variant of COVID-19 has been identified in the country.
Hancock, according to the BBC disclosed that the new strain of virus might be “behind a faster spread of the virus in the South-East of England”.
Speaking in the Commons, the health secretary said the government had notified the World Health Organisation about the variant.
He said: “Over the last few days, thanks to our world-class genomic capability in the UK, we have identified a new variant of coronavirus, which may be associated with the faster spread in the south-east of England.
“Initial analysis suggests this variant is growing faster than the existing variants. We’ve currently identified over 1,000 cases with this variant, predominately in the south of England.
“Numbers are increasing rapidly.
“We’ve notified the World Health Organisation about this new variant and PHE is working hard to continue its analysis at Porton Down,” he added.
He also stressed there is nothing to suggest the variant is likely to cause more serious disease, with the latest advice being “highly unlikely” it would fail to respond to a vaccine.
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