While much of America has long eschewed the caution we gave to the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, some experts are now warning that we are not out of the woods just yet, as new and worrisome strains of the virus continue to pop up from coast to coast.
The latest unfortunate twist to the tale comes to us from the “mu” variant of COVID-19, which may be resistant to antibodies both natural and man-made, and is now present in 49 of the 50 states.
Since being discovered in Colombia in January, the mu variant of COVID-19 has spread to nearly four dozen countries and has made its presence known in Hawaii and Alaska. It has so far been found in 49 states with Nebraska being the only state to not have a mu variant case detected.Advertisement - story continues below
Health officials believe mu is even more transmissible that the delta variant and has the potential to resist vaccines.
In the U.S., the mu variant has been detected in 49 states and the District of Columbia, according to Newsweek.
And it was a Democratically-run state that seems to be having the most trouble with the virus.
California has reported the highest number of the latest variant with 384. A total of 167 of those cases were found in Los Angeles County.
There are concerns about the mu variant’s ability to evade antibodies based on early testing, but experts warn that these results may still be somewhat inconclusive.