A Few Mutations Away’: The Threat of a Vaccine-Proof Variant

Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, made a dire prediction that, if we weren’t already living within the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, would sound more like a pitch for a movie about a dystopian future. “For the amount of virus circulating in this country right now largely among unvaccinated people, the largest concern that we in public health and science are worried about is that the virus…[becomes] a very transmissible virus that has the potential to evade our vaccines in terms of how it protects us from severe disease and death.” So far, the vaccines work, but for that to continue work, we need more vaccinated people in the population.

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