Denmark’s Covid variant soup is turning into a Covid variant smoothie

Coronavirus, Denmark, Europe, Evolution, Genome, Infection, Mutation, Recombination, Testing, Transmission, Variants

When we last checked in October 2022, Denmark had sequenced 120 different Covid variants – this month, they have sequenced 249 Covid variants.

What was once a Covid variant soup in Denmark is turning into a Covid variant smoothie.

On October 6th 2022, Denmark recorded just 120 different variants in its monthly report. This month’s tally of 249 means that variant numbers have doubled in less than two months. Does this mean we are now entering the age of personalised Covid variants?

We should point out that there is nothing unique about Denmark or the number of variants they are finding. The Danes are simply far better at sequencing SARS-CoV-2 than almost every other nation on Earth.  What is happening in Denmark is also happening in every other nation across the globe, and it signals a dangerous change of direction for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  

 

31 variants

43 variants

43 variants

43 variants

43 variants

42 variants

4 final variants, 249 variants in total.

 

Just in case you are in any doubt that the increase in the number of variants is happening across the globe, here is the most recent variant list for the USA, courtesy of Raj Rajnarayanan

 

 

The full report from Denmark is republished in English below

Denmark Weekly trends for Covid-19 and other respiratory infections ENGLISH

 

 

Denmark: A soup of 120 Covid variants sequenced in one month