The list of coronavirus variants is getting longer, and some of them are making Israeli experts worried. This is a natural biological and evolutionary process that is hardly unexpected, and that demonstrates how complex and fragile a process it is to try to control a global pandemic.
This week it was the AY3, a sub-strain of the delta variant, which has been found in several recent cases in Israel. Last month it was the “delta-plus” variant. It isn’t clear whether these new strains will have a serious effect, if any, on our daily lives, but the threat worries scientists, researchers and analysts around the world, as well as public health officials and the World Health Organization.