Will the more deadly COVID-19 variants ruin our summer? Here’s what experts are saying
2021-04-05 from globalnews.ca
The weather is warming, the days are getting longer and many Canadians may be feeling the urge to enjoy the outdoors after a winter cooped up amid the coronavirus pandemic — especially now that vaccines are starting to ramp up across the country.
But new COVID-19 variants are on the rise, which are more deadly and transmissible. The B.1.1.7 variant — first identified in the U.K. — has taken off. The P.1 variant, first detected in Brazil, is hitting western provinces particularly hard.
That variant was recently identified in a cluster in Whistler, B.C., prompting health authorities to shut down the ski resort. And Alberta Health is currently investigating a significant COVID-19 outbreak in the province relating to the P.1 variant.
So what does this mean for summer plans, weddings, travel and BBQ gatherings with friends and families outside?
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