New COVID variants: Will there be new COVID-19 variants coming soon?
New COVID variants: Will there be new COVID-19 variants coming soon?

New COVID variants: Will there be new COVID-19 variants coming soon?

New coronavirus variants could soon emerge and change the state of the pandemic again.

Driver news: Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on CBS ‘ “Face the Nation” over the weekend that more coronavirus variants are coming soon, which may be reason enough to receive yet another COVID-19 booster shot.

  • Bourla said the current vaccines are not effective enough in the long run, so new vaccines need to be made to tackle future variants.

What they say: “Variants are coming, and omicron was the first … but we also know that the duration of protection does not last very long,” he said.

  • “So what we are trying to do, and we are working very hard right now, is to make not only a vaccine that will protect against all variants, including omicron, but also something that can protect for at least a year.”

The bigger picture: Experts are monitoring potential coronavirus variants to stay on top of any future COVID-19 outbreak.

Most recentthat World Health Organization confirmed a new COVID-19 variant called “deltacron”, which appears to be a mixture of the delta variant and the omicron variant that I reported for Deseret news.

  • But the “deltacron” has not spread too far yet, which has been a signal to experts that the variant is not a major concern.


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