And what that tells us about the pandemic.

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Like any virus, SARS-CoV-2 has been mutating constantly since the beginning of the pandemic. Until November of 2020, though, that didn’t seem to matter. That’s when scientists in the United Kingdom noticed an alarming change: The virus had mutated in a way that made it more transmissible. Within a month, similar reports were emerging from places around the world. Suddenly, it seemed the virus was changing at an alarming rate.

SARS-CoV-2 hasn’t actually been mutating faster, though. Instead, by letting it spread around the world, we’ve just given it more and more opportunities to mutate as it replicates. The result is that, after countless random mutations, there are signs that the virus is beginning to adapt to our natural defenses. And because it’s completely normal for a virus to change over time, we shouldn’t expect it to stop. The only real way to stop those changes is to stop giving the virus so many opportunities.

Read more coverage from Vox on Covid-19 variants:
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/22247525/covid-19-variants-uk-south-africa-brazil-b117-why-now
https://www.vox.com/22385588/covid-19-vaccine-variant-mutation-n440k-india-moderna-pfizer-b1617
https://www.vox.com/22298973/covid-19-vaccine-mutation-coronavirus-variant-moderna-pfizer-johnson

Data on Covid-19 cases and vaccination rates:
https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations

Interactive data on the SARS-CoV-2 genome:
https://nextstrain.org/ncov/global

More on the variants:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/health/coronavirus-variant-tracker.html

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19 thoughts on “Why so many Covid-19 variants are showing up now”
  1. There is a new term to label a group of extremists emerging in our culture. They are called medical Supremacists.

    Medical Supremacy is a violent hateful extremist ideology which is Ableist in nature. This group believes the personal medical choices of individuals are subservient to the advise of government medical consensus and public health authorities.

    Medical Supremacists support forced inoculations, medical treatments and medicines they perceive as a threat to public health. Medical Supremacy is also coupled with racism. Many support eugenics, ethnic cleansing, and segregation of racial cultures. These individuals often have deep seeded hatred for other individuals who dissent from their ideology. Often times having a strong hatred for individuals who practice natural medicine, Antivaxxers and vaccine hesitant individuals.

  2. Don't forget the LAMDA VARIENT IN PERU. They should have named it REVENGE OF THE NERDS variant. How much did vox make to put out this bolona? Muhahahaha!!! Be scared! Run for your life! There are 1000s more variants and you are a fool for being scared. 1000s!

  3. Do you really believe that most 20 to 30 year olds need the vaccine? Give our vaccines to old people in developing countries, first world privilege!

  4. Changes arent errors they are the very point of life, evolution, and a virus does it way faster than we do. Same reason bacteria are stronger now, we introduced them to antibiotics

  5. Masking would've also helped stop the variants. But people decided that masking was simply unacceptable. What a pity.

  6. Is anyone surprised that the minute things almost return to normal this new variant "arrives"?????? This a control tactic that the left uses to keep us afraid and obedient!!!

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