Fred Bassett warns based on the tweets as provided in earlier posting by @DrEricDing, He is based at Harvard and this has just been posted at 10.40 am Irish time.
Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding.
PAY ATTENTION to rising #B16172 crisis in UK—crucial because India variant affects us all. It is now ~50% of all cases in England, surging fast, especially in kids. Hospital #COVID19 ward in Bolton filling up. “It’s too late to contain” @chrischirp
2) And key worry is that the surge in #B16172 is domestic community transmission. Not related to international travel.
3) And look at the growth rate! #B16172 variant is by leaps and bounds growing faster than any other variant. The previously fast #B117 is growing much much slower—5 x slower than B16172. There can be 2 reasons—higher transmissibility, or more reinfection / vaccine breakthroughs.
4) In Northwest England, #B16172 is now 65-70% of all #COVID19 cases! And it achieved such dominance in mere weeks from 0% very recently earlier. This is why we all need to care what’s happening in Uk damnit! It can happen to any of us.
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