Lucas Ferrant, a biologist at the National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA) in Manaus in the Amazon region, had previously predicted the devastating second wave in Manaus in August 2020. But speaking to German news website Spiegel, he as predicted Brazil will experience a third wave of the Covid variant around June, and even earlier in some of the other cities in the country, warning this outbreak “has the potential to become even more deadly”.
However in a more horrifying prediction, he has warned a “vaccine-resistant supervirus” could develop.
The biologist said: “We will experience a third wave with the P1 variant in Manaus around June, and earlier in other Brazilian cities such as Curitiba.
“This third wave has the potential to become even more deadly. In many Brazilian cities we currently still have the British version, but I assume that P1 will prevail there too.
“We are already seeing people who are infected with two types of corona at the same time, that is, with the British and the Brazilian.
“New variants can arise not only through mutations, but also through crossing.
“And I’m afraid a vaccine-resistant supervirus will develop.”
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