The New Strain: How Bad Is It?

January 11, 2021

(The New Atlantis) – News is buzzing of a new strain of coronavirus that emerged in the United Kingdom in September, seems to be the cause of rapidly spiking case counts there, and has now reached American shores. But we have also heard alarm bells throughout the pandemic of possible dangerous new developments, most of which have not materialized. And of course, vaccination campaigns are now underway. So is this just one last scare, or is it poised to bring us back into darkness just when light was emerging?  We offer this Q&A to make sense of the new Covid strain — and what needs to be done about it.