Is the Mu Variant Worse Than Delta? The Two Forms of COVID Compared

Is the Mu Variant Worse Than Delta? The Two Forms of COVID Compared

As the delta variant continues to spread, creating a surge in COVID cases in the United States and across the world, a new variant known as “mu” has emerged, raising concerns about the continued mutations of COVID-19 and whether the end of the pandemic is anywhere in sight. At the end of August, the World Health Organization classified the mu variant as a “variant of interest,” noting that the organization would be monitoring the spread of the mutation after some lab tests indicated it may be more resistant to antibodies than previous strains of the virus. Here’s what you need to know about the emerging variant: Where did it come from and where has it spread? The mu variant, named like previous variants after the Greek alphabet, was first identified …
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