Covid-19: should we fear the arrival of a “super-variant” by 2022?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – In a recent interview, a Swiss researcher set fire to the powder by alerting to the possibility of an extreme mutation of Covid-19 in the coming months. This hypothesis quickly ignited social networks.

THE QUESTION. A “super-variant” of Covid-19, resistant to vaccines, will he soon take the continuation of the Delta variant, today largely in the majority? Since the start of the week, an interview with Swiss immunologist Sai Reddy in the newspaper Blick ignites social networks. During a very personal analysis of the current epidemic, the scientist felt that it was “very likely that we are witnessing the emergence of a new variant against which we will no longer be able to count on vaccination alone“. Baptized “Covid-22”According to the specialist, this possible mutation could be likened to a kind of combination of the most harmful effects of the existing variants: resistance to vaccines, like Beta or Gamma, and a higher contagiousness, like Delta.

This is the next phase of the pandemic, when Beta or Gamma becomes more infectious or Delta develops escape mutations. This will be the big problem for the coming year. The “Covid-22” could

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