A new variant of the COVID-19 virus detected in California has people wondering whether or not it is deadlier than the last. According to researchers attempting to answer that very question, the concern is valid because the new strain does appear to be quite deadly.
The Los Angeles Times reports that local health officials are already sounding the alarm amid fears that if the virus isn’t under control by summer — America could be in for another spike.
Los Angeles Times reports. “The devil is already here,” says lead researcher Dr. Charles Chiu. “I wish it were different. But the science is the science.” There are growing concerns that the wild number of variants currently plaguing much of the world could complicate vaccination efforts well beyond the point of no return.