Oh look…here comes the Mu Variant. If I were a jaded conspiracy theory person — which, of course, I’m not — I could almost come to the conclusion that someone, somewhere, is hell-bent on keeping everyone scared and continue taking one vaccine after another, then a booster, then another booster, until they can come up with a daily pill for everyone to take, indefinitely of course. Trillion$ in profits are at stake, but far be it from me to assume anything nefarious going on here. I mean, the Chinese are involved, and their character is impeccable.
Variants are a function of transmission. The more transmissions, the higher the odds of a mutation. The more mutations, the higher the odds of a more dangerous variant.
C.1.2 is a variant of the original South Africa variant that has evolved into a potentially worse bug. Most mutations will die out because they don’t provide an evolutionary advantage, but every now and then a virus will get lucky and a mutation will be beneficial to spreading itself far and wide.
For C.1.2 to outdo Delta, it’s got to be more badass as a virus. If it’s not, it won’t take over. If it is, it will – and make life worse for humans.
This is another of many reasons to focus efforts on nipping it in the bud (yup, too late). Before it spreads and mutates out of control. Rather than laying out for it a feast it can rip through.
Except that Delta was already identified in India when cases there were surging (despite hundreds of millions of doses of HCQ used both as a prophylactic and for treatment). At a time when few in India were vaccinated and no one knew how well the vaccines would work against this variant.
Just as new variants of concern have already been identified – as per the article you just posted above (but probably didn’t actually read and obviously didn’t understand).
Furthermore, if “vaccine efficacy [is] waning”, how do you explain that the majority of the cases are in unvaccinated people as are nearly all severe cases and deaths?
It’s ok, leave the thinking and science to people who are trained in it.
Not only did you fail to read the graph correctly, lost on you was the point that it disproves the claim in the Tweet that cases rose after vaccination began. They in fact dropped for several months thereafter. In fact, they were just starting to spike again so it’s possible the vaccinate prevented a spring wave.
You further missed my second point, that this wave (unlike implied by that quack tweet) is not of vaccinated but unvaccinated people.
How insane must one be to state, regurgitate, or defend a tweet that claims that vaccination is somehow at fault for unvaccinated people getting infected?!