- In the Parks
Variants have been developing since a year ago. It’s what viruses do. We are just more aware of them now because we are sequencing blood samples at a higher rate. And, every time, the media says, “this might be the one that escapes our vaccines.“ And then it is studied, we perhaps learn the vaccine is marginally less efficacious, but still prevents hospitalization and death. We need to relax and just get shots into arms ASAP.Another reason to temper my excitement...
Even as California sees a decline in cases, there is fear of another problem around the corner: a nightmare scenario from a new strain, a variant of the UK strain, which is apparently more resistant to the vaccine. It will likely be dominant by May.
Again, could @Disney Irish maybe weigh in? It came from the LA Times.