New coronavirus mutant raises concerns in India and beyond


A new mutation of the coronavirus is raising concerns A contagious omicron variant called BA 2.75 is worrying scientists It's gaining ground in India and has already arrived in ten other nations including the United States the UK and Canada experts say it spreads faster than other variants a large number of mutations separate this new variant from its predecessors Matthew Beneke is the director of clinical virology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota He says that in India the rates of transmission are showing an exponential increase It's too early to draw conclusions as to whether it will outcompete the BA 5 variant or cause worse symptoms the concern is that the mutations will allow this variant to get around immunity from vaccines and previous infections I'm Jennifer King

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