Did Omicron jump from mice to men' Chinese scientists say it’s possible

Published Feb 03 2022 at 11:00 PM GMT
  • A new study by Chinese researchers supports the theory that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus may have originated from mice.
  • The study said there was strong evidence that the virus had passed from humans to mice and then – after multiple mutations – had made the reverse journey.
  • The study said the Omicron variant contains mutations that were rarely found in clinical samples from earlier patients and not found in any intermediate evolutionary branch of other variants.



  • Published Feb 3, 2022 11:00 PM GMT