Just as Covid-19 numbers were dropping, a concerning strain detected in South Africa is now in the US.
Many are hopeful as the coronavirus numbers begin to decrease. However, this hope may be ill-timed as a new strain of COVID is found in the US. The new strain of coronavirus is even more contagious and is much more transmissible than other strains of the virus.
Health officials speculate that the high contagibility may stem from the ability to evade some immune protection of the antibodies. Despite this ability, experts say that the vaccine will still be effective against this variant of the virus, and nor does the virus cause a more severe case of COVID compared to other strains.
Hopefully, as more vaccines roll out, the numbers will continue to lower even among the new strain.