Everyone Needs to Pay Attention to the British COVID Mutation.

If the claims are true and it spreads, this pandemic is about to get a whole lot worse.

Picture showing a color-shifted COVID-19 particle.
Original illustration by the CDC

70% Higher R0 = Disaster

Death by Transmission Alone

Graphs depicting the difference in virus transmission and death based on the increased transmission rate of the new strain.
Source: The New York Times (Model by Gabriel Goh et. al.)

When Hospitals Break

A 5% Death Rate

Graph comparing projected US death toll over the next six months for the current virus strain to the new one.

What’s Comes Next

Update

Infrequent thoughts.