- Sep 19, 2016
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Israel, at present the most vaccinated country with over 60% of the population fully vaccinated (primarily the Pfizer vaccine), is still seeing a concerning number of cases. The UK is reporting that the beta variant, although apparently less infectious than the delta strain, is showing breakthrough infections in their (AstraZeneca) vaccinated population. Significant chunks of the USA still have fairly low vaccination rates (Alabama 33% fully vaccinated, Mississippi 33%, Arkansas 35%, Louisiana 35%, ...) and a large part of the world south of the Tropic of Cancer is either entirely unvaccinated or vaccinated at very low rates. The alleged lower effectiveness of some of the non-Western vaccines is another issues of concern. In short, conditions are favorable for yet more mutations, some of which could be even more successful at bypassing the immunity offered by current vaccines. My suspicion is that we'll be back to mandated masking indoors in the USA and perhaps some forced closings by September if not sooner.