A new danger to our school children?
We are fortunate.
A super-spreader covid strain has been reported in Georgia Flordia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York and Texas.
So far, Lexington County schools have avoided widescale outbreaks.
No cases in Lexington or other SC counties have been reported.
Health experts warn that 3 potentially more transmissable virus strains may change that.
The strtain reportedly spreads more quickly but its symptoms are no more severe nor fatal.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 63 cases of B117, the strain 1st discovered in Britain.
To date, the US has no cases of 2 other new strains – B.1.351 in South Africa and B.1.1.248 in Japan.
All 3 new variants have started significant outbreaks overseas.
Due to their rapid spread among children, other countries have closed schools, Education Today reported.
Here’s what you as a parent, educator or employer need to know.
All 3 mutations made small changes to their proteins which bind them to cells and make you ill.
These changes can increase the amount of virus in those who are infected.
That increases the virus expelled when those infected speak, sneeze or cough.
As a community service, the Chronicle is posting covid news outside our paywall.
This allows even non-subscribers to keep up to date on progress in controlling the virus.
If you are concerned or have covid questions, please write JerryBellune@yahoo.com