Could Deltacron be a real deal?

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oi-Vicky Nanjappa

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New
Delhi,
Feb
15:

Deltacron,
the
hybrid
of
Omicron
which
was
initially
thought
to
be
a
laboratory
error
could
be
real.

Health
officials
in
UK
identified
as
patient
diagnosed
with
both
the
Delta
and
Omicron
variants
of
COVID-19
at
the
same
time.
This
has
led
to
officials
believing
that
the
Deltacron
could
be
a
real
deal.

Could Deltacron be a real deal?

The
Daily
Mail
reported
that
it
is
not
clear
if
it
was
imported
or
originated
in
Britain.
The
UJ
Health
Security
Agency
said
that
they
are
not
sure
how
infectious
it
is.
It
is
also
not
clear
if
the
vaccine
has
any
impact
on
the
variant.

Since
the
numbers
are
very
low,
the
health
agency
officials
do
not
appear
to
be
too
concerned
over
it.
“So
at
the
moment
I’m
not
overly
worried
at
the
moment.
If
both
Delta
and
Omicron
are
falling
then,
in
theory,
this
(variant)
should
struggle
to
take
off,”
Professor
Paul
Hunter,
an
infectious
disease
expert
at
the
University
of
East
Anglia
was
quoted
as
saying.
It
should
to
pose
too
much
of
a
threat
because
the
UK
has
huge
levels
of
immunity
against
the
Delta
and
Omicron,
he
said.

Deltacron
was
first
reported
in
Cyprus
last
month.
However
it
was
dismissed
and
put
down
to
a
small
contamination.

Story first published: Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 11:04 [IST]

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