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Scientist who first sequenced Omicron variant worried by speed of change

Velocity of mutations adds to the puzzle of how transmissible the variant may be, says South Africa's Sikhulile Moyo.

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Coronavirus | Coronavirus Tests | World Health Organization

Janice Kew | Bloomberg 



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A traveller pushes luggage past an automated thermal temperature screening booth at Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town, South Africa, on December 3, 2021. (Photo: Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg)

The speed at which the omicron variant appears to have accumulated its unusual pattern of mutations is a concern, according to Sikhulile Moyo, the scientist who first detected the new strain that has quickly spread across the world.

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First Published: Sun, December 05 2021. 06:38 IST

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