California Just Keeps on Giving
Many of us inside and outside California have grown tired of the gifts California offers. The latest gift of another variant of COVID-19 stands out as another gift to return when the store re-opens. With all the news attention that new variants gets, whether from overseas or locally, both the scientists and the public await more information about whether or not these new strains will become super villains or has-beens. The California strain seems to be growing in number and contains a mutation which puts antibody resistance in the realm of possibility.
We anxiously await further news.
Zhang W, Davis BD, Chen SS, Sincuir Martinez JM, Plummer JT, Vail E. Emergence of a Novel SARS-CoV-2 Variant in Southern California. JAMA. Published online February 11, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.1612