there The new COVID-19 variant which worries Italy. Experts have already called it that Arthur (Arcturus), as a red giant and is the brightest star in the constellation Bootes, and is the fourth brightest star in the sky. It is XBB.1.16, Omicron’s latest recombinant variant.
lights, according to what you reported SkyTG 24They lit it up because The new peak of Covid being recorded in India It can be attributed to the discovery of its great presence. Pediatrician Vipin M. Vashishtha, former coordinator of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the WHO’s Vaccine Safety Network (VSN) initiative, tweeted: First case intercepted in China It shows that at the moment the sub-strain It has been detected in 17 countries, including Canada and Singaporefor a total of 474 isolates.
to the expert The Indian situation must be monitoredto understand whether this mutant was able to overcome the immunity of the population that encountered different variants, From Centaurus to Kraken. Interest in the country is high after surpassing the spike for the first time in 2023 1100 daily caseseven if the current trend of hospitalizations and deaths is not worrisome according to some local experts.
As for Arthur, the British report makes this clear “Strain with 3 additional Spike mutations, found both in the UK and internationally”despite of “total number of samples” still low. WHO still does not cite XBB.1.16, at least in the last two weekly updates, but generally refers to the high weight of the Omicron motels and the XBB family, as well as a growing share of unmapped sub-series. So, for Italy, for now, you don’t have to worry.
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