Many of the articles touching on how dangerous Deltacron seem to play down its potential risk, and while WHO haven’t explicitly said that it is a concern right now. As Dr Van Kerkhove touches on, we know the nature of viruses and evolve and mutate. So, while it isn’t explicitly being branded as a concern, we all need to remain cautious, because at present there really isn’t enough medical evidence to inform us how this new recombinant might impact us moving forward.
So, what does Dr Maria Van Kerkhove (WHO’s Technical Lead on COVID-19) suggest is the key to tackling this virus?
The behaviour of this new variant remains unpredictable, and only time will tell if it triggers a new wave of infections, but regardless, testing remains the only truly effective way to ensure risks are mitigated in both personal and professional environments.