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CDC reports 90 statewide cases of coronavirus variants. expert says that’s normal

Spectrum News 1, Jan. 26, 2021

January 26, 2021

CDC reports 90 statewide cases of coronavirus variants. expert says that’s normal

When Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine associate professor, saw that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had identified dozens of cases of COVID-19 variants in California, he didn’t think much of it. … Reports of new variants have surfaced across the country – and worldwide – sowing concerns over what threat may come next. But Noymer says nothing unusual has happened yet. “Not all…of them, and maybe not any of them, are going to be the kind that comes back to harm us,” Noymer said. … So far, current vaccines, especially the widely distributed Moderna vaccine, appear equal to the task.