With slow vaccination rates, a huge population, and rife inequities—there is one obvious candidate for the next COVID hotbed after India.
Vaccine skeptics have marred the rollout of safe and effective shots from the jump. Now things may get truly ugly.
“Small, shiny, serene, blue and white. Fragile,” the Apollo 11 pilot once said poignantly of his view of Earth from 240,000 miles away.
The variant wreaking havoc in India has arrived in the U.S. and will spread unchecked if we can’t get our successful vaccination campaign back on track.
Pandemic fatigue has weighed on testing—and that leaves us ill-equipped to fight emerging variants.
Yes, you could get COVID after vaccination. Yes, a variant is gaining ground. But the science is clear: The vaccines are very safe, very effective, and they’re our way out of this.
More cases mean more opportunities for the novel coronavirus to mutate. And the more the pathogen mutates, the greater the chance it will evolve into an even deadlier variant.
The numbers are more complicated than they seem.
Some experts say the pandemic could grind to a halt in the U.S. in two months. But that an earlier-than-predicted end to more than a year of suffering hinges on three assumptions.
When European governments blocked the AstraZeneca vaccine on the basis of a logical fallacy, they sent a misleading message to skittish people worldwide that the shot is unsafe.