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Will Omicron – the New Coronavirus Variant of Concern – Be More Contagious Than Delta? A Virus Evolution Expert Explains What Researchers Know and What They Don’t

By: Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Penn State A new variant named omicron (B.1.1.529) was reported by researchers in South Africa on Nov. 24, 2021, and designated a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization two days later. Omicron is very unusual in that it is by far the most heavily mutated variant yet of SARS-CoV-2, […]