Ccases of ovaries are falling, herd immunity is approaching, and even terrible epidemiologists believe the worst of the crisis will soon be behind us.
But there is a small concern about us as a cloud: the threat of another new variant of the coronavirus. Twice, Britain’s war on the virus has been overthrown by new mutations: first, just before Christmas, when the Alpha variant spread like wildfire from Kent and then in the spring, when the Delta strain went away. import from India.
Today, any optimistic statement is tempered by an accompanying warning about variants. Boris Johnson promised that the off-road roadmap was irreversible, but only until a “much more dangerous variant” appeared. Professor Chris Whitty, the