Nature: Will ‘Centaurus’ be the next global coronavirus variant? Indian cases offers clues

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A new Omicron sub-variant has been on the rise in India called BA.2.75 or nicknamed “Centaurus”. The new sub-variant shows similar levels of contagiousness and the ability to evade immunity caused by vaccines. So far it has not had a substantial effect on India’s hospitalizations and death numbers. Centaurus has been found in 20 countries and researchers to grow globally, especially in Asia and Oceania.There are no expectations for BA.2.75 to outcompete and outgrow other Omicron sub-variants as it has not been able to do so outside of India. The full article by Ewen Callaway can be read here on Nature. For more information on COVID-19 click here

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