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New COVID-19 Variant XE Identified: What to Know and Why Experts Say Not to be Alarmed

A new COVID-19 variant has been identified in the United Kingdom, but experts say there is no cause for alarm. The variant, known as XE, is a combination of the original BA.1 omicron variant and its subvariant BA.2. This type of combination is known as a "recombinant" variant. Public health experts say that recombinant variants are very common and often crop up and disappear on their own. That's alright!

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