China's Surge in COVID Cases Has Produced No New Variants: Study

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 8, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Amidst the recent COVID-19 outbreak in China, scientists are saying it appears no new variants developed.

“Given the impact that variants have had on the course of the pandemic, it was important to investigate whether any new ones emerged following the recent changes to China’s COVID-19 prevention and control policies,” said lead author George Gao, of the Institute of Microbiology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

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