A new COVID variant combines delta and omicron. Or maybe it doesn’t. Experts debate ‘deltacron.’

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A new strain? Or a lab error? A researcher in Cyprus claims to have discovered a new coronavirus variant — one that appears to be a combination of the delta and omicron strains, Bloomberg reported over the weekend. But experts are crying foul. Leondios Kostrikis, professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus, claims he and his colleagues have found 25 cases involving the new variant, according to Bloomberg. However, health experts from around the world have questioned the findings, saying the so-called “deltacron” variant was likely the result of a lab processing error. Dr. Krut…

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