On Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams tested positive for coronavirus, after showing no symptoms other than a raspy voice. He has made plans to reopen the city for tourism and commerce, but the coronavirus cases have risen with the BA.2 variant. Even with the prior vaccinations and one booster shot, Mayor Adams is still able to contract COVID-19.
COVID variants may not be the way we want to learn the Greek alphabet, but the sewers of New York City show a new study of a potentially new COVID variant. In “Nature Communications,” a peer-reviewed public journal that researches in different fields of science, connected effects of COVID to the sewage system. Some scientists believe that the rats are the ones who are spreading the new variant in town. There is a particular amino acid that was presented in the new variant that has not yet appeared in humans. The rats may be infected because they touch feces and drink sewage water.
Recent weeks have made it seem that the end of the pandemic was in sight, but heads are turning at the sound of a new variant of COVID-19
Many health experts are concerned about the next phase of COVID-19 with the decrease of the vaccination rate and the continuing increase of COVID-19 and Delta variant cases, especially for younger Americans. Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said, “We do know that in our ICUs, we are seeing younger people intubated who are very sick or who are on the floors and are very sick, and that should be a gigantic wake-up call.”
The contagious B.1.617 COVID-19 variant, which was dominant in India and likely responsible for the devastating outbreak occurring in South Asia, has now been detected in several other countries around the world, including Britain, South Africa, and England. Researchers have found that the strain is highly contagious, even more so than the original.