Covid Breaking News: Omicron Stealth Subvariant Is Spreading Like Fire

Covid Breaking News: Omicron Stealth Subvariant Is Spreading Like Fire
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It’s been revealed that we’re not through yet with the nightmare that’s called coronavirus and that managed to change our lives since back in 2020.

CNBC reveals that the covid cases are rising in Europe. It’s also important to mention the fact that we are seeing an increasing number being attributed to the prevalence of a “stealth” subvariant of the omicron strain.

Stealth subvariant of the omicron strain 

Covid cases have risen dramatically in the U.K. in recent weeks. According to the latest reports coming from CNBC, Germany continues to mark record high daily infections with over 250,000 new cases a day.

“Elsewhere, France, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands are also seeing Covid infections start to rise again, aided and abetted by the relaxation of Covid measures and the spread of a new subvariant of omicron, known as BA.2.”

The same article published by the online publication that we mentioned above notes that the public health officials and scientists are closely monitoring BA.2.

This has been described as a “stealth” variant. This is because it has “genetic mutations that could make it harder to distinguish from the delta variant using PCR tests, compared to the original omicron variant, BA.1.”

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“It’s clear that BA.2 is more transmissible than BA.1 and this, combined with the relaxation of mitigation measures and waning immunity, is contributing to the current surge in infections.”

This is what Lawrence Young, a professor of molecular oncology at Warwick University, told CNBC Monday.

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“The answer is: we don’t know. I mean, that’s it.”


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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