French Scientists Report A New COVID Variant Of Concern

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Some 12 cases have been spotted so far near Marseille, with the first linked to travel to the African country Cameroon  

Daily Mail: Déjà vu: French scientists detect ANOTHER variant linked to travel to Cameroon and say it carries 46 mutations that may make it more vaccine-resistant and infectious (but it is so far NOT outcompeting Omicron) 

* Mutant strain has 46 mutations making it more vaccine resistant and infectious 

* But there is little sign that it is out-competing the dominant Omicron variant 

* Some 12 cases have been spotted to date, linked to travel to Cameroon Another Covid variant has been found in France, according to scientists. 

The mutant strain has 46 mutations that are thought to make it both more vaccine-resistant and infectious than the original virus. Some 12 cases have been spotted so far near Marseille, with the first linked to travel to the African country Cameroon.  

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Update #1: French scientists discover new mutant Covid variant which could be more resistant to vaccines (News.com.au)
 

Update #2: COVID-19: New variant, B.1.640.2, detected in France – study (Jerusalem Post)  

WNU Editor: A new variant that is more vaccine resistant and infectious is the last thing that the world needs right now.