> Omicron variant may have picked up a piece of common-cold virus. https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/omicron-variant-may-have-picked-up-piece-common-cold-virus-2021-12-03/
OK, that's your nightmare #COVID19 scenario right there – unless it also picked up the plain-old-coronavirus bits adapted to infecting human beings without killing the host. (Most of the time.)
Oh, and BTW? This kind of genetic exchange is NORMAL for viruses. Some are just better at it than others.
Looking at you, flu virus. Looking at you…
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