"At the end of 2020, there was a strong hope that high levels of vaccination
would see humanity finally gain the upper hand over SARS-CoV-2, the virus that
causes COVID-19. In an ideal scenario, the virus would then be contained at
very low levels without further societal disruption or significant numbers of
But since then, new “variants of concern” have emerged and spread worldwide,
putting current pandemic control efforts, including vaccination, at risk of
Put simply, the game has changed, and a successful global rollout of current
vaccines by itself is no longer a guarantee of victory.
No one is truly safe from COVID-19 until everyone is safe. We are in a race
against time to get global transmission rates low enough to prevent the
emergence and spread of new variants. The danger is that variants will arise
that can overcome the immunity conferred by vaccinations or prior infection."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics