Updated: Apr 1
Scientists said that they have identified a new hybrid version of the coronavirus called "deltacron" — which combines the delta and the omicron variants of the virus. The variant is considered “a recombinant virus, meaning it has melded-together genetic information from both variants,” per NBC news.
The deltacron variant is considered as the omicron variant, meaning your COVID-19 symptoms from deltacron may resemble the omicron variant. A list of the top 14 omicron COVID-19 symptons include:
Chills or shivers.
Loss of smell.
There is no major concern for deltacron yet due to the limited amount of cases.
Doctors explain that recombinant variants are to be expected, and Deltacron will not be the last for COVID-19. Since this is still so new, more data needs to be collected to get a better understanding of where we stand with Deltacron.
The major vaccines have proven very effective at keeping people from dying with both Delta and Omicron. This is their most important job, says Dr. Blavias. Unfortunately, thanks to all the variants that have popped up, the vaccines don’t always prevent people from getting infected or spreading the infection to others, which is something most in medicine had hoped for at the outset.
The most important thing is that vaccination takes at-risk people from ending up severely ill or dead in hospitals to being much less ill in most cases. There is nothing to suggest that Deltacron will be any different, but we simply do not know about that yet.