At this point, we’re just sitting around waiting for these people to decide to drop a “new variant” and ramp up the lunacy.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reclassified the ‘Mu’ Covid strain, also known as B.1.621, as a “variant of interest,” amid concerns that its mutations indicate a potential risk of resistance to existing vaccines.
The WHO announced the classification in the organization’s weekly pandemic bulletin on Tuesday, several months after the Mu strain was first identified in Colombia.
Note of caution about the ‘mu’ variant of COVID-19: there is a world of difference between a ‘variant of interest’ and a ‘variant of concern’. Mu for now is only a variant of interest; the HPSC is already screening for nine. It might become a greater threat, equally it might not
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) September 1, 2021
“The Mu variant has a constellation of mutations that indicate potential properties of immune escape,” the WHO said, adding that “preliminary data showed it has the same behaviour as the Beta variant.”
The decision to monitor the Mu strain comes amid concern from the WHO about the potential risk of resistance to vaccines posed by new mutations, as case numbers begin to rise globally in countries that have relaxed Covid restrictions.
I’m surprised they have yet to come up with the Moo variant in order to ban cows.
“Cows are bad, goy. Their farts produce hurricanes and natural disasters, and farming them has resulted in the deadly Moo variant! You can’t eat meat anymore!”
I can totally picture that happening.