COVID-19 Arcturus Variant
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Unpredictable COVID variants: Concerns and hopes for the future4 min read
The ongoing emergence of COVID-19 variants every two months is concerning due to the virus’ ability to evolve unpredictably. The potential impact of the new Arcturus strain on vulnerable populations, students, and the economy is a cause for concern.
Move over, Omicron: Arcturus is here to steal the spotlight3 min read
Arcturus, a subvariant of Omicron first identified in India, has been included in the CDC’s monitoring list following its involvement in 7% of the COVID infections in the United States. A strain that has also been reported as causing red and itchy eyes in young patients.
New COVID variant XBB.1.16 fuels surge in cases in India and causes conjunctivitis among children5 min read
A new COVID variant, XBB.1.16, is causing a surge in pediatric COVID cases in India, with doctors noting an increase in conjunctivitis among children, and reports suggesting already an increase in the US, Singapore, and Australia.