“Right now, I feel relatively confident that the vaccines are going to protect people from most of the variants out there,” said UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert Sanghyuk Shin, [assistant professor of nursing], said in a phone interview last week. … “One really alarming thing, especially with the schools opening up, is often we just think about school children about them being at lower risk — that may not be the case with some of these variants, including the B117 variant,” Shin said, adding that additional studies still need to be done.
Coronavirus vaccines are key to preventing new mutations In Orange County, but it’s a race against time
Voice of OC, April 12, 2021
April 12, 2021