The stunning global growth of XBB.1.5

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An incredible new visualisation showing the growth of XBB.1.5 across the globe, created by Mike Honey.

The visualisation shows XBB.1.5 – aka Kraken – from its first sighting New York in October 2022, through a stealth phase in early November when it spread across the US, to its current state of explosive growth across the entire planet, just as the original wild-type Covid variant did in early 2020.




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** This post was originally published on January 4, 2023 **