New forms of corona are coming to the fore, and the danger from these forms is increasing even more. Amidst the threat of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a scientist from Cyprus has detected a new strain of corona. It is said to be a mix of Delta and Omicron variants of Corona. This variant has been named Deltacron. Omicron has been said to be the fastest spreading corona variant ever, although Delta wreaked havoc in many countries last year. In such a situation, what will be the dangers of their mixed new variants, it can be guessed.
Recently, a Cyprus researcher has sent his findings to GISAID. GISAID is an international database that tracks viruses. According to international media reports, Cyprus has received 25 cases of Deltacron so far, though no country has confirmed it so far. On the other hand, Dr Leondios Kostrikis said that 'the frequency of mutation was high among the patients admitted in the hospital and it indicates the relationship between the new variant and hospitalization. He also emphasized that the genetic background of this new variant is similar to that of the delta. Some mutations of omicrons have been found in it.
Cyprus Health Minister Mikhail Hadjipanteli said there was no need to worry about the new variant at the moment. On the other hand, some virologists on Deltacron say that, 'This is not a new variant. It cannot be traced or plotted on the phylogenetic tree of the virus. Simultaneously, Sunit K Singh, Professor, Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Medical Science, Molecular Immunology and Virology, said, "It is in the nature of an RNA virus. Like SARS-COV-2 to mutate specifically to a respiratory virus. is of nature. While we may find many mutations, its recombinant forms need to be processed. It will not prove to be so dangerous."