The specific region of the sequences with Omicron-like mutations tend to “drop out” during the sequencing process, according to virologist Tom Peacock. Photo: Bloomberg
The specific region of the sequences with Omicron-like mutations tend to “drop out” during the sequencing process, according to virologist Tom Peacock. Photo: Bloomberg

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Deltacron: could it happen for real and would it be a threat?

  • A report of a coronavirus strain combining elements of the Delta and Omicron variants was questioned soon after it emerged
  • Such recombination is possible but highly unlikely, virologists say

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The specific region of the sequences with Omicron-like mutations tend to “drop out” during the sequencing process, according to virologist Tom Peacock. Photo: Bloomberg
The specific region of the sequences with Omicron-like mutations tend to “drop out” during the sequencing process, according to virologist Tom Peacock. Photo: Bloomberg
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