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Scientists Report Evasive Type of Omicron, Making it More Difficult to Detect

Scientists Report Evasive Type of Omicron, Making it More Difficult to Detect

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The Index Today — Australian health officials on Wednesday reported a new version of the Omicron virus variant found in a passenger traveling from South Africa to Queensland, that is comparatively harder to spot.

According to Peter Aitken, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, this new version closely resembles the characteristics of the Omicron, however, “we don’t know enough about it as to what that means then as far as clinical severity, vaccine effectiveness.” “We now have omicron and omicron-like,” he added.

This further confounds the present situation as scientists scramble to study and understand the existing Omicron variant of the virus. Additionally, this finding comes just as Queensland gears up to reopen its borders after reporting an 80% vaccination rate in the state.

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