And to think we thought the corona virus was almost over. With the vaccine coming out and people going to get the first round of it, we all thought the virus would be gone soon. But there are new Covid strains that may dominate the U.S. by March.
This “super strain” has a key gene that changes its spike protein that will help the virus pass person to person easier. It is estimated to be about 50% more contagious than the main corona strain that is going around right now. The first detection of this super strain was in the U.K. forcing some of the countries to go into tight lockdown. At the rate the virus is moving and how contagious it is, the cases are expected to double each week until this new virus becomes the main focus for everyone. But hopefully with the vaccine being distributed to people, that fact will be unlikely.
The hospitals are being hit super hard, operating past their breaking points as there are less beds but more people are steady coming in. If there is a spike in corona cases with the new “super strain” the hospitals have no idea what they are going to do. They are short staff, equipment, and even some medication to treat the patients which will cause fatality rates to soar. So with that being said, people seem to be getting lazy with social distancing and wearing their mask correctly, but I just want everyone to keep it up, we are far from being free from this virus so we need to follow the protocols so we can keep the number or cases, and the fatality rate as low as possible.