The Who has labeled another new variant “Mu”, and was first identified in Colombia in January of 2021. It was given the designation VUI-21JUL-01 and B.1.621, and according to the World Health Organization, this variant shows signs that it is vaccine resistant and has since generated several more mutations of Mu, two are of particular interests and were designated E484K and K417N, both also appear to have mutated with stronger vaccine resistance capabilities.
In Colombia, Mu cases of Covid-19 account for 39% of new cases and growing, and in Ecuador it accounts for 13% of all new cases. Both Mu variants have similar immune defenses that are similar to the Beta variant found in South Africa last year. So far, Mu variant has been detected in 40 countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong and in most European countries.
The global death toll is estimated to be 4.5 million with approximately 500 million infected, many with no symptoms but were still able to spread the virus, and a small number who later developed symptoms with some of those so severe they needed to be hospitalized.
It is believed the coronavirus SAR-COV2, aka Covid-19, originated in Wuhan, China through an unknown method. International health inspectors have requested entry into China but so far, China has refused and said it is conducting its own investigation. At present, China’s Foreign Ministry has put forward the idea that U.S. Service Members intentionally infected Chinese citizens several months earlier while participating in an internationally participated sporting event.