A scientist in Cyprus says he has discovered a new coronavirus variant named ‘Deltacron’. Photo: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa
A scientist in Cyprus says he has discovered a new coronavirus variant named ‘Deltacron’. Photo: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa

Coronavirus: ‘Deltacron’ discovery not a mistake, says scientist who claims he found new variant

  • Cypriot scientist Leonidos Kostrikis said the new strain did not emerge from a ‘single recombination event’ but as a result of ‘evolutionary pressure’
  • He says the new strain combines characteristics of Delta and Omicron. Other scientists have speculated that the findings are a result of lab contamination

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A scientist in Cyprus says he has discovered a new coronavirus variant named ‘Deltacron’. Photo: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa
A scientist in Cyprus says he has discovered a new coronavirus variant named ‘Deltacron’. Photo: Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa
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