COVID-19 News: What’s happening In Austria? COVID-19 Infections And Hospitalizations Are Up And A Number of New Sub-Lineages Emerging!
: Authorities and governments around the world are not only relaxing all COVID-19 measures and safety protocols but are also going with the constant narrative that theCOVID-19 disease is now endemic and that we have to learn to live with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Does living with the virus means roughly about 340 to 400 Americans dying a week (Actual figures could be much higher!) and an average of about 35,000 Americans contracting the virus each day?
Does living with the virus means that we have to endure the various debilitating conditions associated with Long COVID?
Countries like Taiwan saw 14,000 new COVID-19 infections and 37 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours while South Korea saw 10,845 new cases and 22 deaths for the same period.
In fact, if one was to look at theCOVID-19 figures in various countries that are truthfully disclosing data though they might not be accurate due to lack of testing and also due to strategies to downplay the crisis, it is very clearly seen that COVID-19 is still wreaking havoc everywhere!
Unfortunately, COVID-19 is now the leading ‘silent killer’ in the world but no mainstream media or medical news sites are allowed to report that as those controlling the narratives do not want people to know this plus it might reflect badly on some of the prophylactic shots that they are still promoting!
However, strangely no COVID-19 News
coverages are talking about what is ‘brewing’ in Austria!
COVID-19 infections and deaths have been climbing steadily in the country over the last 6 weeks.
Hospitalization rates in Austria have also been going up.
For a country with a population of about 8.9 million people, COVID-19 News
coverages reporting an average of between 6,000 to 7,000 daily COVID-19 infections is a worrying sign. (Again, actual figures could be much higher!)
Interestingly, a number of new sub-lineages have either emerged in Austria or have been found in circulation in the country.
In January 2023, a new sub-lineage of CH.1.1.4 with spike mutation was spotted in the country.
XAY.3, a unique recombinant variant involving the Delta sub-lineage emerged solely in Austria bearing the mutations ORF1a:T2611I, ORF1a:T4355I, and ORF1b:D2087V.
An XBB.1 sub-lineage with spike mutation F486A was found in circulating also in Austria about 2 weeks ago.
A CH.1.1.1 sub-lineage with spike mutation S486P was also detected in Autria a week ago.
Recently a recombinant BA.2.75.BA.5 variant was also detected in Austria and also in other countries.
And most recently, the XBB.1.5 sub-lineage with a spike P251S mutation was also found in the country.
Interestingly, SARS-CoV-2 variants or sub-lineages with the spike mutation F490S seems to be driving up COVID-19 cases in Austria.
Various independent researchers are cautioning about what could be possibility brewing in Austria and are calling for more testing, more sequencing and safety measures to be put into place fast. Many are claiming that new SARS-CoV-2 sub-lineages that could display immunity imprinting and ADE and also contribute to more disease severity could be emerging or circulating in the country but more detailed urgent research is warranted before this can be confirmed.
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