Happy Tuesday, Friends!
From time to time, I like to share some of the excellent (free) Coronavirus coverage from National Geographic Magazine.
- First, a little good news: Existing vaccines should work against new coronavirus variants—for now
Early research and tests in the lab with the new variants do suggest that as of now, the mutations of SARS-CoV-2 are not enough to render current vaccines ineffective, but scientists say that monitoring future viral changes “will be crucial.”
But based upon our experiences with other viruses, many believe could COVID could become a much milder illness. For now, vaccination and continued health care surveillance are our best options.
- And for those of us who are more creative-minded:
We need better face masks—and origami might help. Does it matter that I can’t seem to fold anything in a straight line?
What is the best (or most interesting) news you’ve heard lately? Feel free to leave a comment, below.