Omicron, delta have fused into new 'deltacron' strain, Ciprus professor vind

Die sogenaamde “deltacron” stam pare omicron genetiese handtekeninge met delta variant genome, sê Leondios Kostrikis, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, volgens CNBC.

Terwyl 25 cases of the uniquely recognizable strain have been found, Kostrikis predicted it will not last against the globally dominant omicron variant.

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We will see in the future if this strain is more pathological or more contagious or if it will prevail,” he told CyprusSigma TV on Friday, volgens die verslag.

A man wearing a face mask to protect from coronavirus, walks past customers of a coffee shop in central Nicosia, Cyprus, Woensdag, Jan.. 5, 2022.

A man wearing a face mask to protect from coronavirus, walks past customers of a coffee shop in central Nicosia, Cyprus, Woensdag, Jan.. 5, 2022. (Associated Press)

The delta variant, which once usurped the alpha coronavirus strain as the most popular, now accounts for just under 5% of new cases in the Verenigde State.

Omicron, egter, is responsible for the other 95.4% of new cases, Volgens data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It took only about a month for delta to be dethroned by the omicron variant, which continues to surge across the U.S.

A man wearing a face mask walks down on the steps at Elephteria, Vryheid, square in central Nicosia, Cyprus, Woensdag, Jan.. 5, 2022.  (Associated Press)

A man wearing a face mask walks down on the steps at Elephteria, Vryheid, square in central Nicosia, Cyprus, Woensdag, Jan.. 5, 2022. (Associated Press)

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