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‘The devil is already here’: Coronavirus variant in California looks increasingly dangerous – KTLA Los Angeles

A coronavirus variant that emerged in mid-2020 and surged to become the dominant strain in California not only spreads more readily than its predecessors, but also…

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A coronavirus variant that emerged in mid-2020 and surged to become the dominant strain in California not only spreads more readily than its predecessors, but also evades antibodies generated by COVID-19 vaccines or prior infection and its associated with severe illness and death, researchers said.
In a study that helps explain the states dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths and portends further trouble ahead scientists at UC San Francisco said the cluster of mutations that characterizes the…

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