A new variant of Covid-19 is found in Louisiana. The first 2 cases are found in Caddo Parish. Dr. Jeremy Kamil with LSU Health Shreveport says there are likely many other cases.

How serious is this strain of the virus? The World Health Organization reports this variant is believed to be more transmissible to others. But Dr. Kamil tells the Louisiana Radio Network the current COVID-19 vaccines are effective against this strain of the virus.

Dr. Kamil also adds that says this variant is not completely responsible for the alarming outbreak in India. He says the biggest problem is the low vaccine rate in India, especially in the larger cities.

The best way to prevent yourself from getting this strain is to get the vaccine. Click here to find a vaccine site near you.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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