Presumed Hybrid Variant "Deltacron" Turned Out To Be "Lab Error"


After “Deltacron” started making headlines and fuelling panic in early January as an alleged hybrid between two COVID-19 variants (Delta and Omicron), it turned out to be a mistake. Upon inspection, multiple researchers said the sequence appears to be a “contamination,” “lab error” or “artifact.” Now, experts advise people to avoid using misleading and panic-inducing terminology.

Abstract Written By:
Laura Woodman
February 4, 2022

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