An electron microscope image of the original Covid-19 coronavirus (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Photo: NIH via AFP
An electron microscope image of the original Covid-19 coronavirus (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Photo: NIH via AFP

Omicron coronavirus variant has more than double the mutations of Delta, Italian lab image shows

  • Image created by researchers in Rome shows 43 spike protein mutations for the newest variant, compared to 18 for Delta
  • While heavy mutation is confirmed, transmissibility and severity of illness caused remain to be seen

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An electron microscope image of the original Covid-19 coronavirus (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Photo: NIH via AFP
An electron microscope image of the original Covid-19 coronavirus (round blue objects) emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. Photo: NIH via AFP
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