There are many different variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19, that have been identified since the pandemic began. Here is a list of some of the more well-known variants:
- Original or “wildtype” SARS-CoV-2 virus
- Alpha variant (B.1.1.7), also known as the UK variant
- Beta variant (B.1.351), also known as the South African variant
- Delta variant (B.1.617), also known as the Indian variant
- Kappa variant (P.1), also known as the Brazilian variant
- Gamma variant (B.1.617.2), a subtype of the Delta variant
- Epsilon variant (B.1.617.3), a subtype of the Delta variant
It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive and that new variants of the virus can emerge at any time. It is also worth noting that many of these variants have multiple subtypes and lineages, each with its own unique characteristics.
Omicron Variant of Covid-19 | These variants affected and found in Nepal as well
The SARS-CoV-2 virus- Omicron variant is a type of virus that causes COVID-19. It’s not clear what makes this variant different from others, but scientists are working to learn more about it. They are studying samples of the virus taken from people who have been infected to try to understand how it spreads and if it causes different symptoms or is more or less serious than other types of the virus. The R ratio is 10-11 for this variant. Here is a list of the sub-variants of the Omicron variant identified by the National Public Health Laboratory:
SARS-CoV-2 virus Omicron variant BF.7 New sub Variant of omicron is spreading in the world and china is largely affected.
Reports say that the SARS-CoV-2 virus Omicron variant BF.7 is more dangerous than the previous variant.
- The BF.7 Omicron sub-variant is a type of virus that is causing more people in China to get sick with COVID-19.
- China used to have a plan called “Zero Covid” that tried to stop the virus from spreading, but this plan was changed because of protests.
- Experts think that the virus will spread more in China during the winter.
- The Omicron sub-variant can overcome immunity that people have developed through natural infection or vaccines. This could lead to a fourth wave of the pandemic.
- The BF.7 sub-variant is better at avoiding the immune system than earlier versions of the Omicron variant. It can spread to more people faster than the Delta variant.
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