How many times is Chicken Little going to shout, “the sky is falling”? This is the “IHU” variant and it has infected 12 people… count ’em 12… in the French Alps. SHUT THAT PLACE DOWN NOW!!
The WHO says not to worry… FOR NOW. But we all know this one is the one that will finally finish off the human race. Get me my 12 BOOSTER now!!
While researchers are monitoring the strain to determine how infectious it is or whether it poses a significant threat, they emphasized that it’s too early to say much about the strain based on the low number of known cases, and its discovery alone was not cause for alarm.
“It is too early to speculate on virological, epidemiological or clinical features of this IHU variant based on these 12 cases,” researchers wrote.
World Health Organization (WHO) officials said they were monitoring the variant but added that, for now, there is little reason for concern.New variant with multiple mutations discovered in France | TheHill
It has 46 mutations. FORTY SIX!! This can’t possibly be good news. You know this will spread like WILDFIRE!! It could be more transmissible that OMICRON!
Concerns over the variant in France arose after researchers found that it contained 46 mutations that differed from the original version of the coronavirus. Omicron also has a high number of mutations, which researchers believe made it far more transmissible.W.H.O. Downplays Threat From New Virus Variant in France – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
If you managed to get to this point in this post, please know I don’t actually care about this new variant. Same shit different day.