Officials believe that the COVID vaccines work in their fight against the virus. But perhaps the major problem is that the coronavirus can still suffer new mutations. It has already triggered new strains compared to the very first outbreak. This happens because of the virus’ natural struggle to survive.
Insider reveals that the CDC releases a bone-chilling claim. The Government agency says that the coronavirus is “just a few mutations potentially away” to evade current COVID vaccines.
Vaccines are still useful, but for how long?
Rochelle Walensky, who is the CDC Director, declared as quoted by BusinessInsider.com:
These vaccines operate really well in protecting us from severe disease and death, but the big concern is that the next variant that might emerge — just a few mutations potentially away — could potentially evade our vaccines.
Walensky added that for now, COVID vaccines operate really well when it comes to protecting people from severe disease and death.
Many versions of the coronavirus are currently circulating. Many of them aren’t too concerning. The more people a virus infiltrates, the more chances it will have to mutate into a new strain.
Andrew Read studies infectious diseases at Pennsylvania State University. He declared for BusinessInsider.com:
The biggest concern at the moment is just the sheer number of people that have the virus and therefore the sheer number of variants that are being generated,
Some of those might be the jackpot which are even fitter than Delta.
According to worldometers.info, a total number of over 196.4 million COVID infections were reported worldwide. Also, the number of those who lost the battle with the coronavirus approach 4.2 million souls that hopefully left us for a better place. The good news is that 177.9 million patients had been recovered.
Our World in Data reveals that 27.6% of the planet’s population was vaccinated for COVID with at least the first dose. Also, 14.1% of the world’s population is fully vaccinated.