NPR: Why some researchers think the omicron variant could be the most infectious one yet

NPR: Why some researchers think the omicron variant could be the most infectious one yet. “Last week, scientists in South Africa and Botswana detected a new strain of the coronavirus, one with about 50 mutations across its genome. By contrast, other variants, such as delta, have less than 20 mutations. Known as omicron, the new variant has put the globe on alert. Since Nov. 24, when it was first reported to the World Health Organization, health officials have now detected omicron in more than a dozen countries across at least five continents. The variant poses a ‘very high’ risk, the WHO said on Monday.”

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