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  • 12-01-2022 5:08pm
    Registered Users Posts: 928 ✭✭✭ Steve012

    Here comes another one folks, Deltacron, elements of delta, with 10 omicron mutations. Early studies in Cyprus say it's not a variant of concern, hopefully it will stay like that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 68,333 ✭✭✭✭ seamus

    It was fairly roundly dismissed as likely being an error due to lab contamination, and has been pretty much dropped as a talking point since then. You're a bit late to this party.

  • Registered Users Posts: 928 ✭✭✭ Steve012

    I'm always late to parties best time to go in :) hasn't been fully dismissed yet though, as lab contamination

  • Registered Users Posts: 73,798 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    It seemed to have it all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,000 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh

    Any new variant will have to outcompete the extraordinary transmissibility of Omicron in order to become dominant, so I'd take all talk of new variants with a large pinch of salt before worrying. Anyway, get your vaccine, if you already haven't. You'll be grand.

  • Registered Users Posts: 928 ✭✭✭ Steve012

    Cool, it was just that I was down at the chemist and she was telling me about, Deltacron. I said, I thought Omicron was cancelling out delta, alpha etc.. ?!? she didn't know.

    Good to hear there's nothing to worry about, Cheers man! 👍🏽

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  • Registered Users Posts: 136 ✭✭ MTU

    Another booster shot hopefully solve it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,337 ✭✭✭ ZX7R

    25 confirmed tests,

    From 25 samples from a batch of 25 tested at the same time in the same machine.

    Retesting was not carried out before news of the scarent was released.

    Technical part in a easy way to understand parts of the protein would have to be have a double mutation on the same spike which could not happen in nature.

    Cross contamination only way the results could have been reached.