The variants are here and have been for a while now. There’s a lot of evidence that the surge in cases in CA this winter was at least partially the result of a variant. It is really important that people continue with mitigations. Lower cases means less chance of a mutation and less spread overall. It’s also equally important that everyone get the vaccine as soon as it’s offered to them. Once JnJ is approved that includes getting that vaccine if that’s what is available. I’ve heard too many people say they would rather wait for the “better” vaccine. We can’t afford to have people wait around.
I am starting think you are actually Dr. Fauci.