Covid horror as ANOTHER new variant discovered in France – scientists sound alarm

Omicron: Sturgeon sends warning of ‘tsunami of infections'

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The alarm was sounded by experts at the IHU Mediterranee Infection in Marseille.

They announced on their Twitter that they had detected a new variant in Covid-19 patients from Forcalquier, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region.

Dubbed “IHU,” the variant has been registered under the name B.1.640.2 on the GISAID network (Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data).

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The alarm was sounded by experts at the IHU Mediterranee Infection in Marseille.

They announced on their Twitter that they had detected a new variant in Covid-19 patients from Forcalquier, in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence region.

Dubbed “IHU,” the variant has been registered under the name B.1.640.2 on the GISAID network (Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data).

There is currently no further details on the variant, but there is no need to be alarmed yet.

There are scores of new variants discovered all the time, but it does not necessarily mean they will be ore dangerous than Delta or Alpha.

What makes a variant more well-known and dangerous is its ability to multiply because of the number of mutations it has in relation to the original virus.

This is when it becomes a “variant of concern” – like Omicron.

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