New COVID-19 variant discovered-Governments are already reacting to it

| November 26, 2021

South Africa is seeing a big rise in COVID-19 cases. Their health officials have stated that they’re dealing with a new variant of COVID-19. This strain is described as being heavily mutated. It appears to hit younger people more. One question that has popped up among those tracking this new variant? They are curious about the effectiveness of the current vaccines against it.

From Fox News:

The BBC reported that the new variant seems to be the most heavily mutated so far in the outbreak. James Gallagher, the health correspondent, wrote that one scientist described the variant as “horrific.” He said the meeting of the WHO will likely result in the variant receiving a Greek code-name, like the delta variant.

“This variant did surprise us,” Tulio de Oliveira, the director of the Center for South Africa’s Epidemic Response and Innovation, told the news outlet. “It has a big jump on evolution [and] many more mutations that we expected.”

Nature magazine reported that the variant was first reported in Botswana earlier this month. The report said scientists are trying to determine if the variant can somehow evade the immune response. One researcher in Johannesburg said, “We’re flying at warp speed.”

Aris Katzourakis, an expert at virus evolution at the University of Oxford, said, “A burning question is does it reduce vaccine effectiveness because it has so many changes.”
The British government announced that it was banning flights from South Africa and five other southern African countries effective at noon (1200GMT) on Friday, and that anyone who had recently arrived from those countries would be asked to take a coronavirus test.

Fox News has more on the story here.

Category: Coronavirus, COVID-19

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Green Thumb

Yet another booster.

Anonymous

Always, comrade! Hype about Delta variant was wearing off, you know.

Green Thumb

I wonder if the placement of the booster shot could lead to a longer and more rigorous efficacy?

I mean, if I took the shot right in and up my ass, would it help?

Would like to know.

Anonymous

BOHICA!

Berliner

Get ready for the new weekly vaccine enema. It is designed to be administered at a drive-thru center.

Just stick your butt out the window and clench and hold it until you get home. Remember to watch out for potholes and bumps in the road. Not responsible for spills and leaks.

Bubblehead Ray

And if you see another car on the road with feces splattered all over the inside of its windows, remember to say “ GeSundheit!” 😳

KoB

Anybody do the math on the heavy influence and presence of the Communist Chinese in Africa lately? And how it seems nothing good ever came out of Africa except diamonds? Or, like diamonds, the Chinese Communist Originated Virus Infecting Disease of 2019 is forever? Just saying.

Anonymous

TIA! (See “Blood Diamond”… )
https://youtu.be/Mvij9w_9J_U

Anonymous

“The war is not meant to be won; the war is meant to be continuous.” –Orwell

Roh-Dog

The Peoples Republic of South Africa cast their dice long time ‘go. They will continue to reap the dividend of cuddling up to The Red Terror. This PsyOp, along with the Original COMFLU-19, and all perpetrators thereof, can GFOADASMD (go f off and die a slow, miserable def). On topic or off, the stonk market is responding quite nicely for my long volatility and short real estate positions. Once Fed’s PROGRAM POWELL activates the BRRRRRR… Read more »

David

Yeah, financially it’s hunting season.

Sapper3307

SouthPark covered this last night.

George V

If there are any non-political virologists left in the world who have not been silenced, I would like to hear their thoughts on why this coronavirus seems mutate so quickly. I’ve read elsewhere that the old SARS and MERS are coronaviruses and old SARS virus is genetically similar to the COVID-19 virus. OK, so riddle me this, why didn’t those viruses continue to evolve even a fraction of what COVID-19 is doing? I’m convinced the… Read more »

AW1Ed

Reminds me of a little ditty burned into my brain at SERE.

We’re foot–slog–slog–slog–sloggin’ over Africa —
Foot–foot–foot–foot–sloggin’ over Africa —
(Boots–boots–boots–boots–movin’ up an’ down again!)
There’s no discharge in the war!

From Kipling’s “Boots”

Anonymous

Again. Most convenient, eh?

Commie-Tsar

IT’S TEH COVID!!! QUARANTINE AT HOME!!! WEAR 10 MASKS IF YOU GO OUT!!! MY “EMPIRIC DATA” TELLS ME THAT IT’S COMING FOR ME THIS TIME!!! TAKE THE JAB… TAKE. IT!!!!

Hatchet

Umri, krichashchiy Tovarishch.

I, pozhaluysta, sdelay eto kak mozhno skoreye!

Amateur Historian

гугл переводчик потрясающий!

Amateur Historian

gugl perevodchik potryasayushchiy!

Slow Joe

English, muthafukars!

Commissar Pooper's Narcissism

I caught the klung flu even though I received my shots and I wear my mask. I blame you guys for not wearing your masks and not getting your shots!

Ex-PH2

I blame you for not changing your underwear for over a year.

A Proud Infidel®™

Yes, PANIC with the rest of the herd as soon as the mainstream media tells you to!

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

Any stats yet on the survival rate of this newest deadliest strain of coof? (said with tongue firmly in both cheeks) And who is the targeted demographic (infants, toddlers, teens, young adults, seniors etc)?

MarineDad61

And this is why international vacation and business travel
(and illegal aliens)
are such a pain in the ass…
… an ass pain that Biden and Co. encourages.
UGH.

Graybeard

I will not comply.
I will not submit.

I am, by God’s grace, a Texan, and will stand against tyranny in any form.

E4 Mafia '83-'87

To maintain control/cause fear, there will ALWAYS be a new strain…always be afraid.

Ex-PH2

Well, by comparison, yersinia pestis (bubonic plague, a/k/a Black Death) wiped out entire villages and farming communities on its first trip through Europe in the 17th century. It was carried by fleas, which had infested rats on trading ships docking at ports in southern Europe. It came from eastern Asia, just so you know. Seems like all the crap like that comes from there. The first wave of Bubonic Plague was in the 7th century,… Read more »

AW1 Rod

I’ve had it with fucking COVID. Fuck COVID. I don’t even want to see or hear the word. I don’t give a shit anymore. I’m sick of it (no pun intended). More to the point, I’m sick of the reaction/response to it. I’m sick of the panic and fear-mongering. I’m sick of the fucking stupid, arbitrary, pointless, ineffective restrictions and fucking stupid, arbitrary, pointless, ineffective mandates. And I’m sick of the fucking lies and overreach… Read more »

Anonymous

Wuhan Flu

A Proud Infidel®™

And FUCK COMMUNIST CHINA as well!

A Proud Infidel®™

The crooked pols and big pharma are spooging in their pants over the control and money the virus from China has given them and i predict we’ll see one variant after the other, IMHO it’s all a fucking control game anymore.

Slow Joe

After tis deployment I need a cruise.

Wait a minute…..

JTB

Total Bullshit…

SgtBob

Why the US government (reportedly) did nothing about the 1918 flu: See what happens when governments get involved, ala 2020 and following versions.