If this is true it’s sure going to throw a wrench into everything.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday imposed a new round of restrictions for London and much of southern England after officials said they have identified a new COVID-19 strain that can spread more quickly and is believed to be linked to a rise in infections across those areas.
Worst case would be a mutation with a combination of greater transmission, greater severity and no longer covered by vaccination or previous exposure/antibodies. The only thing we know for certain is that this variant is more transmissible.
“Harald Schmidt, an expert in ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, told the New York Times essential workers should be prioritized over older adults because “Older populations are whiter.””
Prolonging the outbreak with our half measured lockdowns pretty well made this inevitable.
Hopefully it has not mutated enough to be vaccine resistant or we’ll have to start everything all over again.
We would have been far better off in every way if we’d just had a complete 30 day lock down early on allowing only absolutely nothing but essential travel for such things as food, water, medical/medicine etc, then quarantined the most vulnerable and let everyone else get on with their lives.
This would have been over by June at the latest had we done so.