Cypriot Scientist Says Covid-19 Variant Deltacron Not an Error


Cypriot Scientist Says Covid-19 Variant Deltacron Not an Error



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  1. Article text:

    A Cypriot scientist defended his assertion that a new strain of Covid-19 exists that combines characteristics of the delta and omicron variants.

    Other scientists have speculated that Leonidos Kostrikis’s findings are a result of laboratory contamination. But he told Bloomberg in an emailed statement that the cases he has identified “indicate an evolutionary pressure to an ancestral strain to acquire these mutations and not a result of a single recombination event.”

    See also: Cyprus Finds Covid-19 Infections That Combine Delta and Omicron

    Deltacron infection is higher among patients hospitalized for Covid-19 than among non-hospitalized patients, so that rules out the contamination hypothesis, said Kostrikis, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus and head of the Laboratory of Biotechnology and Molecular Virology.

    What’s more, the samples were processed in multiple sequencing procedures in more than one country. And at least one sequence from Israel deposited in a global database exhibits genetic characteristics of deltacron, he said.

    “These findings refute the undocumented statements that deltacron is a result of a technical error,” Kostrikis said.

  2. Omfg its getting so fucking ridiculous.

    Can they plz nuke the place or whatever. Jk ofc.

    Napalm is fine too.

    #ligmacron

  3. im not calling it that and unless it is actually dangerous, who cares… new variants will happen for years

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