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news.com.au 25 Nov, 2021 00:30 am

Botswana Covid strain: Warning over new variant with ‘horrific’ mutations

Botswana Covid strain: Warning over new variant with ‘horrific’ mutations
Fears are growing after a brand new Covid-19 strain which “could be of real concern” was detected by scientists.

The new variant was first picked up by Imperial College London virologist Dr Tom Peacock, who shared details on a genome-sharing website.Dr Tom Peacock first spotted the new variant, sharing details on a genome-sharing site.The new variant was first detected in Botswana, but has already spread.There are concerns the new variant could be worse than Delta.

Worst possible timing The emergence of the potentially dangerous new variant comes just as large parts of the world begin to reopen borders to international travellers after the Covid vaccination rollout.Fears are growing after a brand new Covid-19 strain which “could be of real concern” was detected by scientists.

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