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Fri Apr 1, 2022, 11:13 AM

New Mutant "XE" Omicron Variant May Be The Most Transmissible Version Of Covid Yet, According To WHO

The CDC announced this week that the BA.2 Omicron variant, which is reportedly 30% more transmissible than the original BA.1 Omicron strain — has become dominant among new cases sequenced in the United States. That’s a startling rise for a variant that was less than 1% of all sequences as recently as January. But, just as Americans are hearing about BA.2, there’s already a newer, even more transmissible variant on the rise.

There are actually three new variants that have been given designations. According to a recently-released report from the UK Health Services Agency, the two being called XD and XF are combinations of Delta and BA.1, or so-called “Deltacron” strains, which have been talked about for months but made no significant inroads in any country.

XD is present in several European countries, but has not been detected in the UK, according to the report. XF caused a small cluster in the UK but has not been detected there since February 15. The variant of greater concern, it seems, is the one dubbed XE.

Like the other two new arrivals, XE is a recombinant strain, meaning it is made up of two previously-distinct variants. But it is not a Deltacron mix. XE is actually made up of the original Omicron (BA.1) and the newer Omicron (BA.2) which has taken over in the U.S.

https://deadline.com/2022/03/new-xe-covid-variant-omicron-most-transmissible-1234992060/

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Fri Apr 1, 2022, 11:17 AM

1. It feels like we're coming out of 2 years of purgatory, at least for the coming warm season,

but the bad news just never stops.

Sorry; I'm numb to it now.

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Fri Apr 1, 2022, 11:20 AM

2. Get boosted

Boosters are providing incredible protection from serious disease and death.

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Fri Apr 1, 2022, 11:32 AM

3. keep masking - its the only thing that blocks transmission

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Fri Apr 1, 2022, 11:34 AM

4. Covid is a gift that keeps on giving.

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Fri Apr 1, 2022, 11:36 AM

5. Get Your Boosters! COVID-19 Is Not Over!

Truly.

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