covid-19 variants

  1. Jan

    Covid-19 Omicron variant

    Covid-19 variant revealed by South African scientists gets name — Omicron The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated the new coronavirus variant reported by South African scientists as a Variant of Concern, and named it after the fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet — Omicron...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    Covid-19 "super variant" surge in South Africa

    Covid-19 "super variant" surge in South Africa Epidemiologists and virologists in South Africa have raised the alarm over a new Covid-19 variant first detected in Botswana, and found to have a heavy presence in South Africa. Dubbed B.1.1.529, Imperial College London virologist Tom Peacock...
  3. Jan

    Concerning Covid-19 variant, first found in Botswana, detected in South Africa and Hong Kong

    Concerning new Covid-19 variant detected in South Africa — What we know so far A virologist has described the spike mutation profile in a new Covid-19 variant detected in South Africa as “awful”. While there is no need be overly concerned yet, scientists say the new variant must be closely...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    HIV is making coronavirus variants more likely in South Africa

    HIV is making coronavirus variants more likely in South Africa The world’s biggest number of HIV cases is complicating South Africa’s efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, raising the risk of more mutated versions emerging and spreading across the globe. Many of the country’s 8.2 million...
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