COVID Virus Keeps Mutating, 400,000 in the U.S. have Died
At least 20 states are reporting patients who have become infected with more-contagious COVID variants that were first found in other countries, such as the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil.
In Los Angeles, more than one-third of COVID patients are believed to be carrying another newly-discovered variant that has mutated in California.
L.A. healthcare workers blame the new mutation for the recent explosion in COVID cases.
“Dog bark, ducks quack, viruses mutate, that’s what they do,” Jay Varma, MD, Mayor de Blasio’s senior adviser for public health, has said.
Referring to the prospect of variants of the coronavirus continuing to infect people in the United States, Dr. Varma has also said, “This is a very urgent and real concern.”