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Omicron v Delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical

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By LAURA UNGAR and ANDREW MELDRUM

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Omicron v Delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical

Battle of coronavirus mutants!! I love it!!

Seriously though..

the biggest question I have is what happens if someone gets infected with both strains simultaneously? Could that lead to a new strain and possibly one even more deadly than its parents.

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the biggest question I have is what happens if someone gets infected with both strains simultaneously? Could that lead to a new strain and possibly one even more deadly than its parents.

Not realistically possible, In other viruses like influenza that can happen because their genome is separated in fragments, so if two viruses infect the same cell the viruses produced from that cell can have a combination of the fragments from both viruses. Coronaviruses have their genome on one single RNA molecule so even if both viruses infect the same cell the produced viruses can only have one version or the other, no new combination.

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Thanks for your answer vr! As usual, very informative.

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I don't care what it's called.

Close the damn borders and stop the flight.

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Any time governments can take more control over their population, they will. It’s just their nature. And the best time to do it is when the population is in a state of fear or panic. Of course not everyone is so easily lead, but the MSM has fulfilled their mission to put a yellow star on those who question and see this insanity/

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This almost sounds like some people are even betting whether delta or omicron causes more problems. That's a morbid attitude.

Iron LadToday  01:09 pm JST

I don't care what it's called.

Close the damn borders and stop the flight.

Wouldn't do any good. A virus and/or a mutant variety will spread out all over the world, like it or not. We need to follow doctors' guidelines and get vaxxed! Quit messing around. This is serious.

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Quit messing around. This is serious.

Ahhh. I can smell the fear.

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This is the biggest question a certain writer on this forum has. It has neve been described by anyone as far as I know. Well, clearly it might be possible, which would mean the infected happened to be in the presence of two infected people with two variants, I guess. But I don't know. To me, it just is another example of mass hysteria of the uneducated.

the biggest question I have is what happens if someone gets infected with both strains simultaneously? Could that lead to a new strain and possibly one even more deadly than its parents.

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@starpunk

Vaccinated can still infect and die from virus.

See it many times now, the vax is useless. Close borders, stop flights and prepare antiviral drug.

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Is this a UFC fight? This is what the educated are up against. Unbelievable. So truly and grossly uneducated.

Omicron v Delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical. Battle of coronavirus mutants!! I love it!!

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starpunkToday  01:24 pm JST

Wouldn't do any good. A virus and/or a mutant variety will spread out all over the world, like it or not. We need to follow doctors' guidelines and get vaxxed! Quit messing around. This is serious.

Absolutely! That's what we've been told for two years. Gotta keep listening to those doctors.

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Most people infected with Omicron don't even know they're infected, so Omicron will likely "win the fight". Well, that is if the winner depends on cases. If the winner is determined according to deaths, omicron will be a big loser, which is great for us... but bad for pharma and its promoters...

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