The World Health Organization said the coronavirus variants found in France have not been a major threat since they were first identified in November.
Abdi Mahamud, Covid’s WHO Incident Manager, said at a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday that the variant was “on our radar.” “The virus could be transmitted on many occasions.”
This subspecies was identified in 12 people in the Southern Alps at about the same time that Omicron was discovered in South Africa last year. The latter mutation has since traveled around the world, causing record levels of transmission. This is different from the French mutation directed by the scientist Didier Raoult, who is called IHU by researchers at IHU Mediterranee Infection.
The first patient identified as a mutant was vaccinated and had just returned from Cameroon. IHU researchers wrote in a paper published on the medRxiv server in late December that they first focused on atypical mutations.
“It is premature to speculate on the virological, epidemiological, or clinical features of this IHU mutant based on these 12 cases,” they wrote in the article, but not peer-reviewed. Hmm.
Raoul caused controversy in the early stages of the pandemic by recommending treatment with hydroxychloroquine.
WHO monitors multiple variants and declares it a “variant of concern” when it discovers that one can pose a significant risk. This is under investigation.
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