How Concerning Is The So-Called ‘Frankenstein’ Covid-19 Variant?


The name “Frankenstein” may conjure up some frightening images. For example, telling your significant other, “hey, your face has that Frankenstein look today” could end up being quite scary for you. So now that some have dubbed the relatively new Omicron XE Covid-19 coronavirus variant the “Frankenstein” variant, should you be particularly worried?

Well, first of all, the XE is not going to turn you into Frankenstein’s monster. You won’t suddenly wake up one day with bolts in your neck and a head that’s flat enough to carry a plate of hot dog franks. Something like that will not occur, assuming that you aren’t using ecstasy. XE may sound like a new version of…

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