” COVID-19 and its Apparent Conformity ” – December 26, 2020.
Mutations of viruses follow their behaviors and actions as rules to be followed. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has done exactly that in Britain.
If the discovery of vaccines is anything that can relieve the anxiety and stress of COVID-19, the mutated virus of COVID-19 spreading in Britain only aggravates the intensity of our anxiety and stress to the next level.
It is, however, comforting to know that the mRNA vaccine from ‘Moderna’ can be as effective against the mutated virus as against COVID-19 – from what has been declared by the manufacturers.
We do not have full details of the new virus yet. Communicating transparently that COVID-19 and the mutant virus are spreading quickly, Britain imposed a lockdown in many places. The general expectations that relaxations of restrictions will get people enthused and be prepared for the New Year celebrations stand belied. The frightening prospects that a second wave or a similar serious incident will likely strike soon is happening as many nations imagined.
British Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has shared information that the new variant of COVID-19 is spreading faster than COVID-19 – faster by at least 70%. After finding the variant in contacts of cases that travelled from South Africa, Britain imposed stringent restrictions on people travelling from South Africa. Simultaneously some countries have imposed severe restrictions on people travelling from Britain.
Medical experts are sure/unsure about a few aspects at least at this juncture :
1. While there is consensus about mutating variants of COVID-19 originating, whether they will be responsible for the more serious threat with accelerated spread happening now ; (Unsure)
2. That mutating variants may be existing even at the time of early COVID-19 incident in January according to Scientists and Researchers of Vaccine discovery; (Unsure)
3. Mutating variants may not be a cause for any setback to research on vaccines; (Sure)
4. Most vaccines in their final stages of clincal trial have only increased the immunity capacity with no vulnerability detected; (Sure)
5. The vaccines discovered now possess the effectiveness to control even Flu and other variations of the virus impact ; (Unsure)
6. Whether the viruses lose their potency but not get totally eliminated even after vaccine administration. Atmosphere still may hold millions of viruses many of which remain well challenged by the natural immunity characteristics of human beings. Viruses causing serious impact on living animals and human beings periodically while losing their strength (re-emerging later) is a fact known to us all ; (Sure)
In the last 300 years we have witnessed at least one virus causing serious damage to human life every hundred years. Plague, Spanish Flu, and now COVID-19. Spanish Flu alone took the lives of more than 10 crores.
Lockdowns are not the only way forward to contain the viruses as we have experienced this year, in 2020.
Our life is in our hands only.
” Individual Care, Precautionary Measures, and Close Self-monitoring are the most effective remedial measures to avert Human Disaster.
” Dieu avec nous “
Saturday, December 26, 2020 – 8.55 a.m. (IST)
Tidbit : ” It’s weird, not to be weird “