Double up: New COVID-19 variants prompt fresh mask warning
As more variants are identified, health experts are looking into how they respond to current COVID treatments and vaccines, concerned these mutations could accelerate the pandemic.
the progress made battling Cove in 19. Right now, it looks like it might actually be plateau ing, potentially threatened by a rocky vaccine rollout and new variants. At least three have been identified, including, Um, or infectious and possibly more dangerous, one that originated in the UK The CDC is warning it could become the dominant strain in the US by March. The finding of a variant like this really increases the urgency for us to get collectively for us to get the pandemic under control. While virus mutations are not unusual, the more time it takes to vaccinate the population, the more potential one or more will accelerate a pandemic. Because it's more contagious. It'll spread to more people and in so doing, just make mawr people sick, making it more important than ever for Americans to do their part. We should all wear masks when we go outside social distancing. Please avoid those large group events for a few more months, and when it comes our turn, roll up the sleeve. The Biden administration is pledging to get 100 million shots in arms in the 1st 100 days of the new presidency. Help is on the way and health experts are advising mask upgrades or doubling up. Wearing two masks helps improve the filtration ability of the mask in both directions, and so it helps protect you better. And it helps protect others working to stay a step ahead of an evolving virus. Sarah Dahllof, NBC News