The potential for the virus to mutate is a concern after the discovery of Omicron and Delta variants of coronavirus. Each variant was labeled a variant to be concerned and linked to an increase in COVID-19-related cases in many countries. There are always newer strains of the virus. These include the IHU variant found in France recently, and the rare case of a coronavirus-flurona infection called ‘Flurona.’ According to Bloomberg reports, scientists from a Cyprus laboratory reported this week that they have discovered a new hybrid mutation called “Deltacron” – a mixture of Omicron and Delta variants. It sounds like something that could happen, but it is unlikely to be a serious concern.
According to reports from Cyprus news portals, ‘Deltacron” has “the genetic backbone of the Delta variant, along with some mutations of Omicron.” was examined by scientists who believe it doesn’t actually exist. Experts are disputing the claims of a new dangerous hybrid variant, according to new reports. It could be due to lab contamination.
CNBC Dr. Krutika Kupalli, a WHO Covid specialist, shared her explanation of this anomaly, saying that “This could be a sequencing artifact (lab contamination with Omicron fragments within a Delta specimen).”
Dr. Tom Peacock is a virologist at the Imperial College in London. He also shares his views.
Dr. Leondios Kostrikis was the original researcher who reported the Deltacron discovery. He addressed doubts about the strain and said that there had been no laboratory error. It remains to be determined if the hybrid variant, which is being contested, poses a threat. We’ll follow Dr. Kuppalli’s lead and not merge “names infectious diseases” and leave that to celebrities.
People are often worried about a third coronavirus pandemic and can easily get upset by new findings, especially when most of them look rather grim.