South Africa investigating new COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.529, with a "very unusual constellation" of mutations. It's requesting an urgent meeting of the WHO working group on virus evolution pic.twitter.com/e2vihTefgN
— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) November 25, 2021
JUST IN – South Africa requests an urgent WHO meeting on multi-mutation #COVID19 variant B.1.1.529, first detected in Botswana.
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 25, 2021
This is Nu:
Dr Tom Peacock, a virologist at Imperial College who first picked up on its spread, described the variant's combination of mutations as 'horrific'.
He warned that B.1.1.529, its scientific name, had the potential to be 'worse than nearly anything else about' . pic.twitter.com/tZzsXxcJW6
— Ian Cox (@IanECox) November 24, 2021
New #B11529 variant (blue in graph 👇) with at least 10 mutations rapidly outcompeting the #DeltaVariant in South Africa, suggesting it's both more contagious and more resistant to natural immunity and to #CoronaVaccines. t.co/gslriEDiAE
— Invariant Perspective (@InvariantPersp1) November 25, 2021
h/t Doorbert Returns