The day has finally arrived, May 17th, when we are finally allowed to hug and dine indoors and all sorts of other activities that have been off the menu for months on end. It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for — but you may have noticed a dark shadow hanging over us as we prepare to emerge from our long hibernation: a new, more transmissible variant — B.1.617.2 — has arrived on the scene. I thought I’d write a few words on what the implications of this might be.

First, let me get a little bugbear out of the…

Georgia Ladbury

I’m an infectious disease epidemiologist with special interest in zoonoses, new & emerging infectious, One Health, and interdisciplinary public health research

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