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New Covid-19 variant with much more mutations than Omicron discovered in France, should we be worried?

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In France, 12 patients with the new strain have been identified so far, and it is alleged that it was an infection from a person who arrived from Cameroon.

Scientists from France have discovered a new strain of the coronavirus, as per the German “Focus”.

Although it is a study that should be checked by independent experts, a mutation has been discovered that shows nine changes more than the currently most common variant omicron.

Experts say it is an atypical combination of mutations, and it is suspected that one of the mutations, “N501Y”, fuses with the cells better than the virus from which it originally originated and promotes faster spread in the body.

Strains with this mutation are usually harder to neutralize, Focus claims.

In France, 12 patients with the new strain have been identified so far, and it is alleged that it was an infection from a person who arrived from Cameroon.

“We still do not know enough to say anything useful. But I am already in touch with experts,” said German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach.

Dr. Christoph Sprecht explained that this variant was discovered by accident and that there are many more mutations that spread imperceptibly.

“I doubt the new variant will have any significance, it could disappear quickly,” he said optimistically.

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