Should we be worried about the new variant Aris of Corona virus?

Should we be worried about the new variant Aris of Corona virus?

The coronavirus jogs our good memory with a new variant of the Omicron family, nicknamed Eris. It is already present in France, it is responsible for a wave of cases in several countries such as the United States and China.

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Here comes an unexpected guest at the end of summer vacation, the Corona Virus! A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, nicknamed eriseris, has recently entered the list of variants to be monitored by WHO. The scientific name of Eris is EG.5 and it belongs to the large family member variant XBB. omicronomicron, While Eris accounts for a significant share of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the United States, China and the United Kingdom, it does not cause more severe symptoms than previous variants.

Is the Aris variant already in the majority in France?

According to the latest analysis of emerging variants published by Public Health France last June, the XBB.1.9 and XBB.1.5 variants are the majority in France. Among the XBB.1.9 variants, experts have identified about thirty sub-variants, including EG.1, which is very close to EG.5, which has not yet been mentioned in the report.

According to the work of Mike Haney, a data scientist From the University of Melbourne, the EG.5 variant was a resounding success, accounting for about 35% of new cases from mid-July to 23 July. The analysis is based on data transmitted to Gisaid, which collects epidemiological data on SARS-CoV-2 variants from around the world. , this would definitely be a reason UnclearUnclear The number of cases and all the problems it brings like more hospitalizations and longer covid stays, but at the moment there is no reason to think this wave will be worse than previous waves this year Scientist Christina Pagel explainedUniversity College on the lines of london Guardian,


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