If it feels like more people that you personally know are getting sick with some dying from COVID-19 you’re right.

Here is the next reality in our pandemic era to pay close attention to.

The new COVID variant is believed to be more infectious, while also killing a higher percentage of its victims.

Yesterday, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the following:

For 1,000 people age 60, approximately 10 people would be expected to die, he said. With the new variant, called B.1.1.7, roughly 13 or 14 are dying, he said,” citing data from the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group, which advises the United Kingdom Government.

It has added a one-two punch to the pandemic. An increase in mortality as well as an increase in transmissibility.

The new variant has arrived to America; from California to New Jersey.

The multiple vaccines are becoming available to more citizens.

Experts believe that the current COVID-19 vaccine will protect you from the new variant.

But, they readily admit that they’re not sure.

There still remains a significant portion of Americans who will refuse to take it.

In consultation with your Doctor, you have a very important upcoming decision to make.

A potentially life and death one.

Choose wisely. Your life may depend on it.

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