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What’s known about ‘IHU’, new Covid-19 variant discovered in France

As the highly transmissible Omicron variant replaces Delta as the dominant strain of the coronavirus, another new variant has sparked some interest but current data indicates it’s not a cause for concern.The variant, called B.1.640.2, was dubbed the “IHU variant” by researchers at the IHU Mediterranee Infection Institute in Marseilles, who first identified the variant in France in November, according to Forbes.According to a December study that is not yet peer-reviewed, the researchers…

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