Media continues in overdrive to keep fear levels high
New Variant Found in France!
We are all going to die!
The B.1.640.2 variant, known as “IHU,” has so far infected just 12 people since it was first reported in November, according to Bloomberg News.
Source: New COVID-19 variant found in France, on radar of scientists worldwide
“Chise” is a senior scientist who worked on the Moderna Covid vaccine:
Chise 🧬🧫🦠💉 on Twitter: “Guys, B.1.640.2 isn’t new. It actually PREDATES Omicron. It’s a sub-lineage of B.1.640- which caused some concern back in mid-November but couldn’t even compete with Delta. B.1.640.2 was first sequenced OVER a month ago and was officially recognized as a lineage in December.” / Twitter
But … the media loves a scary headline.