Now, we might have a new variant emerging in France (via Fox 11 Los Angeles):
A new COVID-19 variant has been detected in France. The variant has been named IHU. It was found to have infected 12 people living in an area near Marseille, a port city in southern France.
Health officials found that IHU has 46 mutations. That is even more mutations than were found in omicron. The cases have been linked to travel to the African country Cameroon. Read more here.