2021-03-05 General


They found a variant of the B.1.1.7 in Oregon which developed a the same mutation as one they have found in scary variants elsewhere, the E484K mutation. Yes, this is a variant of a variant. I would like it if we came up with a different naming scheme.

There’s a leaked story (hint: perhaps unreliable) which says that the AstraZeneca vaccine works well (or maybe “well enough”) against the P.1 (“Manaus”) variant.