UK government study
says the Indian strain may be 50% more virulent than the UK strain, which was 50% more than the native strain.
Good news is that the vaccines are pretty effective.
If you have a vaccine that’s even 50% effective and get 90% uptake, you’d starve even a strain which is that virulent.
50-90 the other way isn’t the same.
Re: Currently the US is only 41% fully vaccinated but ....
Currently, the US is only 41% fully vaccinated but that's not the whole story, there is a whole swath of states from Texas to Georgia where only 27-29% are fully vaccinated, as are Wyoming, Utah & Idaho.
And meanwhile even Sam's "natural immunity" isn't much protection against the Indian double mutant. I'll keep wearing a mask a while longer, despite what all the trump minions say about.