Does Centaurus present a real threat or is it a 'scariant'?

A new COVID-19 variant has recently been detected in several countries, including the UK, US, India, Australia and Germany.

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Called BA.2.75, it’s a subvariant of Omicron. You might have also heard it called 'Centaurus', the name of a constellation and given to BA.2.75 by a Twitter user.

The WHO has classified BA.2.75 as a variant