Deltacron – What we know
A new Covid-19 strain that combines the Delta and Omicron Variants has been found, according to Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus and head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology.
Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, called the strain “deltacron,” because of its omicron-like genetic signatures within the delta genomes, Bloomberg said. “We will see in the future if this strain is more pathological or more contagious or if it will prevail” against the two dominant strains, delta and omicron, Kostrikis said in an interview with Sigma TV Friday. He suggests that Omicron will overtake Deltacron, He said.
The Deltacron Variant arrives as Omicron cases surge throughout the United States, with Daily averages of 600,000 new cases per day.
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Is Deltacron something we need to worry about? At the moment, there isn’t enough evidence to suggest Deltacron is nothing to panic about at the moment. Omicron and Delta continue to spread as Omicron takes the lead.
The CDC continues to recommend getting vaccinated along with taking your safety measures like wearing masks and getting tested. See more about Isolation Recommendations and How to Stay protected on the CDC Website.
What are Variants?
“The virus that causes COVID-19 is constantly changing, and new variants of the virus are expected to occur. Sometimes new variants emerge and disappear. Other times, new variants persist. Numerous variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are being tracked in the United States and globally during this pandemic.” — CDC
How to prevent spreading Covid-19: CDC recommends getting vaccinated, if getting vaccinated is not an option for you; Wearing a N95 Face Mask and getting tested are two ways of preventing transmission of the Virus. Staying out of heavily populated areas and remaining 6ft apart will help prevent getting Covid-19 or it’s Variants.
What can you do to stay protected?
Here are some common tips to help prevent the transmission of Covid-19
- Get Vaccinated
- Wear your Face Mask
- Wash your hands
- Do not touch your face
- Get Tested! (Especially if you are feeling I’ll or suspect you may have Covid-19)
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