Genoa – “The Xj, isolated yesterday in Reggio Calabria is nothing more than a recombination of the sub-variants of Omicron BA.1 and BA.2, therefore it contains a small piece of both. But once again it must be clarified without raising an unjustified fuss or unnecessary alarmism: it is in the order of things that the virus changes and evolves, there will always be variations and recombinations as we have seen for many other viruses. It’s in the order of things, don’t worry too much. And as they say since Alfa’s isolation, we avoid the terrorism of variants “.
Like this Matteo Bassetti, director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San Martino Polyclinic in Genoa. “Having discovered the Xe mutation in England, as well as the isolated one in Calabria, is the result of the fact that we study this virus as never before. This is good on the one hand because we are learning to know it, but on the other hand. scientific, clinical and laboratory news continue to come out which should only be the prerogative of the scientific community, which instead when it reaches the general public, not ready to fully understand what a recombination is compared to a variant, an unjustified alarmism spreads. this – he reiterates – we must pay close attention to correct communication “.
As for Xj “for now all we know that it may be more contagious but it must be tried. Therefore further studies are needed “.