A new variant has just appeared in Texas. Texas A&M researchers just reported:
Scientists at the Texas A&M University Global Health Research Complex (GHRC) have identified a variant of the COVID-19 virus — “BV-1” — that could present a new challenge to public health.
GHRC Chief Virologist Ben Neuman said:
“We do not at present know the full significance of this variant, but it has a combination of mutations similar to other internationally notifiable variants of concern. This variant combines genetic markers separately associated with rapid spread, severe disease and high resistance to neutralizing antibodies.”
What happens next? The problem is, that with variants, no one knows.