Information on the MTHFR test (Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) and its variants.
What it is, symptoms, and how it is treated:
Hard to place in my own words here. However, the following is my angle only since there is an abundance of information gathered and reported through the media that confuses the public, causing understandable fear of the Delta Variant, COVID: the primary topics of this post.
To clarify, what is a variant? In this case, it is still being determined as either a different virus independent of COVID (as it was initially recognized in India), a mutation of COVID, or if there are variances of other viruses being picked up along the migration of those infected attaching themselves to COVID and/or DELTA. This is why it may be difficult to find a vaccine that can pinpoint the actual source of the receptor site in RNA viruses.
I encourage you to speak with a Virologist or contact a University studying this virus (i.e. Arizona State University). Your Primary care Provider is an excellent source to help you understand what to do and can refer you to any specialist in understanding the physiology of RNA viruses.
If you are a specialist reading this column, I invite your guidance to educate us all in an effort to reduce fear in our communities.
I worked in the design and studies in the initial phases with Scientists that specialize in all biohazard areas at the height of when COVID impacted us all last year. As I moved on to various other projects, our Scientists continue to study and understand this frequently mutating virus, working with the CDC and WHO.
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