Bill Gates: “Omicron, is a type of vaccine…”

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was recently recorded as saying “Sadly, the virus itself, particularly, the variant called omicron, is a type of vaccine, that is, it creates both B-cell and T-cell immunity, and it’s done a better job getting out to the world population than we have with vaccines.”...More...

SARS-CoV-2 potential recombinants in Brazil, Belgium, France, Netherlands, US, Finland, Puerto Rico, Spain

SARS_CoV-2 recombinants seem to have been popping up across the globe recently. We have listed some of the most recent examples below, with links to their various Github issue pages....More...

Preprint: Identification of Deltacron recombinants in the United States

In this report, we describe viruses with recombinant genomes containing signature mutations from Delta and Omicron variants. These genomes are the first evidence for a Delta-Omicron hybrid Spike protein in the United States....More...

WHO: BA.2 to remain classified as Omicron

Based on available data of transmission, severity, reinfection, diagnostics, therapeutics and impacts of vaccines, the group reinforced that the BA.2 sublineage should continue to be considered a variant of concern and that it should remain classified as Omicron....More...

UK Covid dashboard figures “totally misleading and should be abandoned”

The head of the ZOE Covid app in Great Britain, Tim Spector, took aim at the UK government’s Covid dashboard figures today, saying they are “totally misleading and should be abandoned”....More...