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At least 167 cases of Mu variant detected in Los Angeles County

KNX 1070 Newsradio, Sept. 7, 2021

September 7, 2021

At least 167 cases of Mu variant detected in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County Health officials said over the summer they saw at least 167 cases of the variant, primarily in July, according to the L.A. Times. While early indications suggest the variant could be resistant to vaccines, UC Irvine Epidemiologist [and associate professor of population health and disease prevention] Andrew Noymer said the variant is not at the top of his list of concerns. “The Mu variant is yet another variant. I’m still mostly worried about Delta. We’ve seen other variants come and go. Delta seems…it’s the one I’m most worried about right now,” Noymer said.