COVID-19: Fighting a Loosing Battle!

On December 20, 2020, the Guardian reports that Britain has notified the WHO about a new fast-spreading strain of COVID-19

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has imposed tighter COVID-19 restrictions ahead of Christmas, after he was briefed that a new strain of the virus circulating in south-east England could be up to 70 per cent more transmissible.

With the average number of cases in England soaring because of a new, more contagious strain of the virus, Mr Johnson said the Government had to take urgent action.

Just days after reaffirming the festive “bubble” plan and claiming it would be “inhuman” to cancel Christmas, the prime minister announced the creation of a new, stricter “tier 4”.

 “And I will make your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors.” Leviticus 26:31

The Sydney Morning Herald adds that it may well be spreading around the world:

Chief scientific advisor Sir Patrick Vallance said viruses often mutated but this strain had gained force over autumn.

“We think it may be in other countries as well. We definitely think there’s a large outbreak in the UK,” he said.

John Hopkins' Britain Stats

“It may have started here, we don’t know for sure. There will be other types of mutations around the world.”

Professor Edmunds, a highly respected epidemiologist and member of the government’s powerful Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, told television station ITV the new strain was “the worst moment of the whole epidemic”.

The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart; and thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness (Deuteronomy 28:29)

Update: December 24, 2020

The Daily Mail reports “Cases in South Africa have spiked from 3,000 to 9,500 per day in three weeks, with the mutant accounting for up to 90 percent of those new infections.”

Britain’s Health Secretary, Matt Hancock said: “This new variant is highly concerning because it is yet more transmissible and it appears to have mutated further than the new variant that has been discovered in the UK.”

Britain and South Africa are both suffering resurgences of coronavirus which they are blaming on newly-identified mutations of the disease

Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Israel and Mauritius have banned flights from South Africa in an effort to stop the spread of the mutant which is thought to be giving young people more acute symptoms than other variants.  

South African doctors say their patients are younger and do not always have other conditions that amplify the virus’ effect, but are nonetheless suffering from more severe forms of Covid-19. 

More in Britain’s Daily Mail

CNN (Jan 22, 2021) reports about the new UK variant death rates: “If you took… a man in their 60s, the average risk is that for 1,000 people who got infected, roughly 10 would be expected to unfortunately die with the virus. With the new variant, for 1,000 people infected, roughly 13 or 14 people might be expected to die.”

The UK remains under a strict lockdown.

The Times of Israel reports (Jan 22, 2021): “I don’t think this virus is going anywhere,” British government’s chief scientific adviser, Patrick Vallance said. “It’s going to be around, probably, forever.”

Deuteronomy 28:21 The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee until He have consumed thee from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.22 The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blight, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.

~ by Joel Huan on January 23, 2021.

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