It Will Almost Certainly Bring About A New Variant
As many states in the US are still battling surges of Omicron, many experts are predicting the worst days are still ahead of us. Michigan’s Chief Medical Executive Dr. Natasha Bagdasrian said that “It’s likely to get worse before it gets better,” and predicted a surge of cases in late January into February. As the virus continues to be passed between people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, the potential for it to mutate again becomes greater by the day.
Some experts suggest that as the virus mutates, it will continue to grow weaker, much like the flu. Others are concerned by COVID’s resiliency and ability to be fluid with other viruses. There have been trace cases of a rare double dose of COVID that’s been lovingly dubbed “Deltacron” as it contains elements of both the Delta and Omicron variants. There has also been a case of a woman in Israel who tested positive for the flu and COVID in a hospital. In her case, her symptoms were mild and she was subsequently released, but catching both viruses at the same time is still remarkable.