- Aug 14, 2021
- South America.
Scientists are closely watching a new variant circulating in South Africa - but there are few clear answers.
While its way too early to know exactly what all these mutations could do, it certainly makes it possible that it could be even worse than Delta.
Worst case scenario, its even more transmissible and evades current vaccines even more effectively, which of course it would be immensely catastrophic, specially since against something so highly contagious there would be no simple, effective measures. The half assed lock downs most countries outside of China did would be rather irrelevant.
Of course, it could end up being nothing, time will tell.