Physician expects new COVID-19 variants every few months: ‘Whole world is a petri dish’ – CTV

Physician expects new COVID-19 variants every few months: ‘Whole world is a petri dish’ – CTV

by tmnationtalk on July 1, 2022140 Views

July 1, 2022

An emergency room physician in Toronto is warning that COVID-19 variants will continue to “mutate endlessly” as the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are poised to become the dominant strains of the virus.

“The whole world’s a petri dish,” Dr. Kashif Pirzada told CTV News Channel on Thursday. “We’re going to have these waves every two to three months.”

Pirzada urged people who are gathering to consider using rapid tests before attending gatherings, and to hold any get-togethers outdoors, but also urged Canadian governments to take action ahead of a rise in cases.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/physician-expects-new-covid-19-variants-every-few-months-whole-world-is-a-petri-dish-1.5970123

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