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New COVID19 Variant in UK exposes Strategic Risk of Failing to Contain & Eradicate Pandemic

TLDRUpFront: TLDRUpFront: Pandemic response consists of tactical responses to contain the virus while we gain a strategic advantage through vaccines. But a failure to contain the pandemic increases global viral load leading to new variants and strategic risk. The risk is that one of these variants will be more contagious, more deadly, or resistant to

InfoMullet: Something Minks in the state of Denmark

TLDRUpFront: The Danish government has killed several million mink in order to control the spread and mitigate the danger of COVID-19. Several mutations have already been observed in the minks, and one that might constitute the beginnings of a new "strain" of COVID-19. That threatens the efficacy of a vaccine, and so it is very

InfoMullet: Bamlanivimab da bang, da bang, diggy, diggy, said up jump the boogie

TLDRupfront: Bamlanivimab is not the game-changer drug hoped for. Complexities and ethical questions in administration, distribution, and prescription remain. Still struggling with a drug that works is better than having no drugs that work at all.

InfoMullet: Moderna Joins Pfizer in the ‘Pfight Club’ of COVID19 Vaccines

TLDRUpFront: There is a lot of promise in Pfizer's announcement, but we should be cautious about investing too much hope in it too soon. It bodes well for the pandemic long term, and I hope that we get similar announcements from AstraZeneca and Moderna soon, but there are major challenges ahead in both approval and