It’s all so tiresome.
Wait, a new variant?
I thought we were wrapping this all up, after the “two years to flatten the curve”?
A coronavirus variant with 46 mutations has been detected in southern France.
The new variant of Covid-19 was first discovered in a patient who returned to France from Cameroon. Researchers said it’s too early to assess the variant’s features.
The new strain, B.1.640.2, was detected in 12 patients living in the same geographical area in southeastern France, a team of scientists said in a preprint published online on medRxiv last week.
The strain is related to the B.1.640 lineage, which was classified as a variant under monitoring (VUM) by the World Health Organization (WHO) in November.
The first known patient was a vaccinated adult who returned to a French village from a trip to Cameroon and exhibited mild respiratory symptoms the day before the diagnosis.
The emergence of the Omicron variant, classified as a variant of concern (VOC) by the WHO in November, prompted multiple countries to close their borders and tighten other pandemic-related restrictions.
“As this pandemic drags on, it’s possible that new variants could evade our countermeasures and become fully resistant to current vaccines or past infection, necessitating vaccine adaptations,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned last week.
Yes, we cannot allow this pandemic to drag on. We have a once in a lifetime chance to end this virus for good, and we cannot let it go to waste because people refuse to get vaccinated!
We have to go door to door, drag these people out and get them to take the vaccine!
Don’t let them take you alive.
The Science cannot be expected to make a vaccine that will work before the entire planet takes it.