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Scientists discover new Covid variant XBB

Scientists have discovered a new Covid variant XXB 1.5 (a subtype of omicron) that is by far the most infectious variant of the virus.

According to World Health Organization, The new variant does not show symptoms in a lot of people.

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Head of the WHO’s Covid committee Maria van Kerkhove said that global authorities are concerned about how fast this new subtype of Omcoron is spreading in the northeastern United States.

She further said that the number of cases of XBB 1.5 in the United States is doubling every two weeks, making it the most common type there.

She further said that so far cases of XBB1.5 had been reported in 29 countries of the world, but this variant may be more widespread because the rate of genome sequencing decreased worldwide.

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Maria said that a detailed report regarding XBB 1.5 will be released in the coming days.

She also added that the more the virus spreads, the more likely it will be to change and we can see more waves of corona in different parts of the world but the death rate will not increase because our measures are proving effective in this regard.

Scientists also claimed that XBB 1.5 had an excellent ability to use vaccines and prevent antibodies produced by fighting Covid.


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