Science Says Sunday – Yes there are new variants of SARS-COV-2 circulating, which is you should get vaccinated ASAP.

There’s a lot of chatter about better and worse vaccines to protect against COVID-19. Also a lot of chatter about what the new variants mean for protection offered by the vaccines, and whether they are even worth getting. The answer is an absolute YES! Here are some of the reasons why:

BOTTOMLINE: We absolutely need to stop this virus from replicating. It can’t continue to evolve if it doesn’t spread.

Here are some of the articles, Twitter threads, and sources that informed today’s post:

The Most Worrying Mutations in Five Emerging Coronavirus Variants

Why some coronavirus variants are more contagious—and how we can stop them

What is Cell-Mediated Immunity (in plain terms that kids can understand)

Seven things to know about COVID-19 variants in Africa

Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants

What different types of Covid-19 vaccine are there?

Vaccinated People Are Going to Hug Each Other

Dr. Kristian Andersen’s thread on new variants and what they mean

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