Florona infection may indicate a major breakdown of the immunity system as two viruses are entering the human body at the same time.
The news of Florona comes at a time when the world is battling a new surge of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic driven by the new variant Omicron, which was first detected in South Africa in November 2021. The fast-transmissible variant has already spread to most of the countries and has overtaken the previous variant Delta in the US and UK.
Florona, however, is not a new variant, to dispel misgivings, as it is believed to be the occurrence of flu and corona at the same time.
Florona may indicate a major breakdown of the immunity system as two viruses are entering the human body at the same time.
Experts have also flagged Delmicron, a combination of Delta and Omicron variants, which might have caused the surge in the US and Europe. Delmicron, too, is not a new variant but the attack of Delta and Omicron strains together. Commenting on Delmicron, Moderna’s chief medical officer Dr Paul Burton has said it was possible that both the strains can swap genes and trigger a more dangerous variant. “There’s certainly data, there have been some papers published again from South Africa earlier from the pandemic when people – and certainly immunocompromised people – can harbour both viruses,” Burton was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.