What is Deltacron? Everything you need to know about the new Covid-19 variant

Posted: March 25th 2022


This virus just refuses to be shaken off and with mutations like this I worry that another bleak winter for rural dwellers could be in store. This story tells us:

A fresh reminder that the pandemic is not yet over comes as new Covid-19 variant Deltacron is officially identified with cases confirmed in France and the US.

Deltacron is a Covid variant that is made up of elements from both Delta and Omicron.

It contains genes from both of these previous variants, which makes it a recombinant virus.

This is when the genetic material from more than one origin is combined- in other words, when someone is infected with two variants at the same time and their cells then replicate together.