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​Frequent Lineage Rapid Turnover (FLiRT) COVID Variant



  Jun 08, 2024

​Frequent Lineage Rapid Turnover (FLiRT) COVID Variant



What is the FLiRT COVID variant?
 A subvariant of COVID-19 characterized by frequent mutations, potentially impacting the effectiveness of existing vaccines.

Should I be worried?
Monitoring the situation is crucial, but current vaccines are expected to offer some level of protection.

What precautions should I take? 
Continue standard COVID-19 safety measures: vaccination, masking in crowded spaces, maintaining physical distance, and practicing good hand hygiene.

Are there new symptoms associated with the FLiRT variant? 
The symptoms of the FLiRT variant are mostly similar to other COVID-19 variants, but research is ongoing to identify any unique characteristics.

How is the FLiRT variant being tracked? 
Global surveillance by health organizations and researchers is actively tracking the spread and evolution of the FLiRT variant.

Will vaccines be updated to address the FLiRT variant? 
Vaccine manufacturers are prepared to adapt their vaccines if necessary to ensure optimal protection against the FLiRT variant.


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