Last week countries began isolation shutdown against Great Britain which seemed to be the only place the changes in the virus where ….(American Doctors say that’s not true, that virus changes have popped up everywhere including in America already)
With the news that vaccines seem to0 be effective, or could be tweaked to work against the strains of the virus?
Things have calmed down…..
Such a tweaking of the vaccines could be done “in minutes,” said Drew Weissman, a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and one of the inventors of the messenger RNA technology that powers both vaccines.
“It’s very easy,” Weissman added.
This reassurance comes at a jittery moment, when the first two approved vaccines are offering hope that the beginning of the end of this global health emergency is at hand, even as the virus offers disquieting reminders that it is not static….
The existing variants of the virus already known to be in circulation in the United States are spreading easily, she noted. The new variants of the virus are contagious in the same way the earlier “wild” types of virus are — and people can protect themselves with the same approaches. Wear a mask, wash your hands — that hasn’t changed.
The greater transmission rate “is not because the virus is suddenly able to seek you out like a heat-seeking missile. It’s just probability,” Rasmussen said. “It’s not an X-Man. It can’t magically melt through a mask if it has eight mutations in the spike protein, or even if it has 50 mutations in the spike protein. That’s like saying you can paint a smiley face on a baseball and suddenly it can travel through a wall.”…
The virus is a living thing….
The appearance of the changes in the virus seem to show that the orginal virus is losing steam in the population and is seeking to keep going against the restrictions it is encountering….