Washington has called for travelers from the UK to quarantine over new COVID-19 strain
A new strain of COVID-19 has been found in the United Kingdom. Here’s what one governor wants to do with it.
What’s going on?
A new strain of COVID-19 has begun to run rampant through the United Kingdom. Officials called for a massive lockdown for the area. In response, there was widespread panic about what this means for the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Experts — like Dr. Anthony Fauci — believe the virus mutation has likely made it into the United States.
New Washington restrictions
- Flight crews will be exempt from the travel restrictions.
- Inslee said more travelers will be included in the order if the new variant is found elsewhere.
This is a cautionary reminder that we’re perhaps months away from being out of the worst of this pandemic, obviously, Inslee said. And it is a vivid reminder of the uncertainties and unpredictabilities of this pandemic.
How to know if you have the new mutation
The new COVID-19 mutation likely has the same symptoms as the previous one, Dr. Darren Mareiniss, assistant professor for emergency medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Thomas Jefferson University — recently told Eat This, Not That!
- He said that “current testing does not discriminate between different strains.”