The new strain is spreading rapidly and could cause a third wave of coronavirus infections in Europe. Unofficially, BQ.1.1 is called “Cerberus”.
Within 9 days of its discovery, the number of Cerberus genomes identified in the UK skyrocketed to 28. With the onset of autumn, the incidence of coronavirus in European countries has increased so much that EU health experts are already talking about it. Beginning of the third wave of Omicron incidence.