There are now three (four?) recognized dangerous Covid-19 variants:

  • B.1.1.7 (United Kingdom)
  • P1 Brazil
  • B.1.351 (South Africa)
  • 501.v.2 (South Africa)

It is not clear whether the reports about the new, 30% more contagious South Africa refers to B.351 or (B?)501, or both of them. The nomenclature will settle down eventually.

4578 active cases of Covid-19 in Bahrain. The last time there were these many cases was early October, 2020.

Every day there is a change in the rules, in the procedures; B.1.1.7 will no more be contained than Covid-19 has; unless the previously ill have immunity, it will spread across the globe. It is starting to look like it will be two years of Covid; another lost year.