Researchers at the University of Wiltz have claimed the existence of a Luxembourg variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is “ probable” but that no one would ever know about it and it would not have spread far.
“If a Luxembourg variant existed, it would not be aggressive and it would mostly keep to itself,” says Dr. Anne-Françoise Germe. “It’s not the type to go out and be like, hey, look at me. No, no. It would be inoffensive, often modest, and at times self-deprecating.”
“That’s not to say it would be a weak or a poor variant, in fact, it would be strong and resilient, but it wouldn’t feel the need to get a lot of attention or go all around the world like the UK variant.”
Germe admits that while the Luxembourg variant might go abroad for a short time, to Austria or France for a year, for example, it would eventually come back.
“It would recognize that Luxembourg is its home, and things are good here even if the weather leaves much to be desired and sometimes one feels a bit confined.”