Health Science

New variant season!

Bookmarked These scientists traced a new coronavirus lineage to one office — through sewage (

Researchers are hunting through waste water for heavily mutated SARS-CoV-2 variants that could be the next Omicron.

Just in time for the boosters no one is taking anyway 🤪

Impressive sleuthing work from this team, supported by the good folks in Public Works. I can only imagine how frustrating it is to narrow your search to 30 people but not be able to figure out which is sick. Modern shades of Typhoid Mary with 40% not willing to be tested to see if they are carriers.

Big COVID-19 waves may be coming, new Omicron strains suggest (Science)

“The scale of immune evasion has never been seen before, and the virus is still rapidly evolving,” [Cao] says. “It’s very bad.”

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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