Cryptic Variant Found in NYC’s Sewers

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readFeb 8, 2022

A rat strain? Or the next Omicron?

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Viral experts are still unsure where and how the Omicron variant originated, but one thing is clear: it has overtaken prior SARS-CoV-2 variants and wreaked havoc. As of the end of January 2022, the Omicron variant was responsible for 96.4% of global COVID cases.

River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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