No need to panic, says virologist on new recombinant variants of Covid – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi, Days after clusters of recombinant Delta and Omicron variants of coronavirus were reported from across the world, a leading virologist said there was no need to panic at the moment. “Nothing to suggest at this moment that these recombinants have any additional advantage compared to Omicron,” Vinod Scaria, a scientist at the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, said on Twitter on Tuesday. Scaria said more epidemiological data was awaited as more genomes get reported from across the world. He said that while recombinations in SARS-COV-2 are…

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Cases of delta plus variant in Maharashtra: No need to panic, says health minister Rajesh Tope – ET HealthWorld

PUNE: Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said a total of 45 cases of the Delta plus variant of coronavirus had been reported in the state during genome sequencing. Earlier there were 21 cases. However, the health minister said there was no need to worry as the symptoms registered for both Delta plus and Delta plus variant were the same and adequate care was taken of these cases by the public health department to check for their travel history, their vaccination status or whether they have any other comorbidities. “We are…

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