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

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

COVID-19 Case Estimations From SARS-CoV-2 Genome Mutations

    A new study published in Nature Communications reconstructs regional incidence profiles of COVID-19, highlighting the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) and different testing strategies. Daily counts of new COVID-19 cases remain a basis for evaluating the state of the pandemic and are vital for making informed decisions on public interventions. These case counts, … Read more