Botswana Covid variant has twice as many mutations as Delta – what we know so far

The Botswana Covid variant, described by experts as the worst strain ever, has all the worrying mutations from previous versions of the virus, plus many more that could make it the most infectious and vaccine-resistant one so far. The super strain has acquired the mutations of Delta, which made that variant so transmissible that it … Read more

‘More infectious and vaccine resistant’ Botswana Covid variant is driving South African surge

A new Covid variant that has more mutations than have ever been seen before is becoming dominant in South Africa and is feared to be ultra infectious and vaccine resistant, scientists warned today. Experts said the variant is growing ‘very quickly’ in South Africa and is driving the country’s surge in infections.  Around 100 cases … Read more

New Botswana variant with 32 ‘horrific’ mutations is the most evolved Covid strain EVER

British experts have sounded the alarm over a new Covid variant believed to have emerged in Botswana that is the most mutated version of the virus yet. Only 10 cases of the strain, which could eventually be named ‘Nu’, have been detected so far. But it has already been spotted in three countries, suggesting the … Read more