The COVID sequel is called the “Delta Variant,” a predictable mutation of the original Chinese coronavirus as it passes through hosts, replicating, and moving on to another host. From an article in Nature Microbiology,
Delta is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet, representing the fourth notable COVID variant. As the virus mutates constantly while infecting an individual, not every mutation is named and recorded. Those worthy of a Greek letter are “variants of concern,” according to the CDC, although they too note that “viruses constantly change through mutation.”
Time to trot out a new bogey man to instill fear in an already traumatized population, an excuse to go back to the golden days of a year ago of stay-at-home orders, business closures, masks, and any other draconian measures conjured up by the ruling class.
The Australian state of New South Wales, population over 8 million, is locking down over a mere 30 new COVID cases of the Delta variety. New stay-at-home orders are mandated through July 9, yet it is not clear how many of these 30 “cases” are actually sick, hospitalized, in the ICU, or are simply positive nasal swabs in asymptomatic individuals. Are the Australian cases similar to the 9 vaccinated New York Yankees who tested positive but felt fine?