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New coronavirus variant identified in New York

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Studies have shown that recently launched coronavirus vaccines are still likely to neutralize the virus and protect against severe illness, even for infections with new variants. Vaccine makers are also working to develop booster shots to combat mutated versions of the virus

So no need to worry!

Just take your vaccines and finish!

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The virus is constantly mutating and will soon be nothing more than a memory...

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Still bemused why this gets reported like some big deal. viruses mutate - always been the most likely outcome. and soon a strain will appear that the vaccine is less effective against. Etc etc.

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Studies have shown that recently launched coronavirus vaccines are still likely to neutralize the virus and protect against severe illness, even for infections with new variants.

What are the details of these studies ?

The real protective effect of the vaccine will not be known before months, when a percentage large enough of the population will be vaccinated. Up to now, it is a lot of assumptions to be confirmed.

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Viruses cannot mutate if they cannot find a host. Ergo, the best way to cut down on mutations, some of which might be resistant to some vaccines, is to vaccine the general population ASAP.

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Vaccine everybody as soon as possible..

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No way, maybe vaccinations are more or less useful, but they of course also increase the speed of such mutating. Some day there probably the existing vaccines can’t be adjusted quickly enough or even won’t be the fitting new vaccine available at all, what are you doing then? The only way is NoCovid to solve the problems once and for all, that takes a final very strict lockdown for about 70 days plus standard deviation reserve, or if you continue to cry because you have too much fears about economy , the not so strict and hurting ZeroCovid strategy , but then are accepted all the accompanying problems and some continued restrictions forever ,although on very low quite acceptable levels. The current handling with some waiting, announcements , testing or some vaccinations here and there just can’t and won’t work and is btw. the most expensive way with new infection waves every some months and in sum also the most dead counts.

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Don't spread the virus - don't give the virus more chances to mutate to something worse

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