Admiral Giroir Says New Mutant Covid Strain ‘Likely’ In The U.S. | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

Admiral Giroir Says New Mutant Covid Strain ‘Likely’ In The U.S. | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC 1


Testing coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, Admiral Brett Giroir, says evidence shows the new mutant Covid-19 strain originating in the U.K. is strong and more dangerous but that the vaccines should work against it. He also notes that there is no evidence of it being in the U.S. but due to travel there's "a good possibility that it's here." Aired on 12/29/2020.
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Admiral Giroir Says New Mutant Covid Strain ‘Likely’ In The U.S. | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

41 Comments on "Admiral Giroir Says New Mutant Covid Strain ‘Likely’ In The U.S. | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. GEORGIA VOTE WARNOCK x OSSOFF . God bless America and Democracy!


    • Kate O' Loughlin | December 29, 2020 at 3:38 PM | Reply

      Thanks for the laugh.
      Kind regards from Ireland Kate. 👱‍♀️

    • Linda Struckus | December 29, 2020 at 3:43 PM | Reply

      Been there most of this year

    • jerry bangwaller | December 29, 2020 at 4:13 PM | Reply

      Hello Texas! (I think that’s a texas flag?) Glad to see ya’ll still have a sense of humor.

      btw, bats don’t infect people directly, they spread it to a bridge specis, it mutates, and then it spreads to humans and this one was transmissable human to hum – thats 4 steps bat to man. It’s okay to eat bats if yo do it from 6 feet away and wear a mask

    • jerry bangwaller | December 29, 2020 at 4:17 PM | Reply

      @Kate O’ Loughlin Hello Kate from Ireland! Hang in there, it’s always darkest right before the dawn. Dr. Holohan seems to be looking out for ya!
      Cheers from isolation in the USA


  3. it was probably here before they even knew about it.

  4. They discovered it in the UK back in September anyone with a half of brain know that it is here.

    • jerry bangwaller | December 29, 2020 at 4:06 PM | Reply

      well, yeah, but you have to have evidence, not just a “brain” 😉

    • @jerry bangwaller no you don’t. Not anymore.

    • @jerry bangwaller They have evidence ,just not disclosing. Remember Trump knew and didnt tell the people. Said it was a democratic hoax at his rally. Fact. I have seen the tape.If they told people seriousness of infection then people will cooperate.We are heading to full lockdown in U.K. will know tomorrow for definite.

  5. Plínio Valente | December 29, 2020 at 3:29 PM | Reply

    Should. likely, we cannot know, everyone will be vaccinated in june… Got it you are downplaying it.

  6. D.N. TE'KANNON | December 29, 2020 at 3:31 PM | Reply

    Dear Ms Michell and Admiral Giroir, Thank you Ms Michell for your excellent reporting and interviews. Thank you Admiral Giroir for being straightforward, factual and to the point. I live in Europe and the news we are getting from the UK is frightening. The virus is cannonballing across the country infecting more and more people: it is said to be 55% more contageous. What we are witnessing is out of our ability to comprehend something that spreads so quickly. The new strain of virus is in our country, so I guess it’s a matter of time before we will be seeing infection rates go off-the-charts as well. The thing we all have to come to terms with is that we have been hit by a contageous virus that is not letting up and there has to be some cool heads calling the shots from now on until we get through it. Good luck for you in America: the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter as the Trump Administration fades into the background. We have to stand together.

  7. Get someone else to report on this because Admiral (cough cough) Giroir has zero credibility now.

  8. Make Racists Afraid Again | December 29, 2020 at 3:33 PM | Reply

    It’s here.
    Let’s keep acting like Adults.

  9. England knew about it back in September. Of course it is in the United States

  10. Of course it is in the states. If you leave the virus to run rampant it is going to mutate. The US is ground zero for an overwhelming mix of idiots that won’t follow the recommendations.

  11. Striving for herd immunity causes mutation Virology 101

    • jerry bangwaller | December 29, 2020 at 4:08 PM | Reply

      astute observation. Thanks, hadn’t considered that

    • Herd immunity doesn’t cause mutation. Mutation occurs, but to say it’s because of herd immunity is just plain nonsense. That’s like saying that when the rooster crows, the sun comes up, so the rooster makes the sun rise.

    • jerry bangwaller | December 29, 2020 at 5:14 PM | Reply

      @Silky Tp NATURAL Herd immuniity, through unmitigated spread is totally different from herd immunity achieved through vaccines.

    • Vulcan only if you meant herd immunity in the sense that The Trump meant it to happen “herd mentality” – to run rampantand unchecked. If it’s herd immunity through vaccination it’s unlikely.

    • @jerry bangwaller Oh yeah? Tell me how it’s different. I call BS.

  12. Georgia vote for democrats! Don’t ignore this election.

    • @Frail Bones Biden … says the trumptroll imbecile who Joined 1 Dec 2020

    • Frail Bones Biden | December 29, 2020 at 4:08 PM | Reply

      @Martyn Peel Son you couldn’t debate if I had joined 50 years ago, so why does that matter?

    • @Frail Bones Biden I have no wish to debate with you.
      I stated, and maintain, that you are a trumptroll imbecile.
      If one could debate with trumptroll imbeciles (such as yourself), there would be no trumptrolls.

    • Frail Bones Biden | December 29, 2020 at 4:14 PM | Reply

      @Martyn Peel Like I said and you have proven, you are not smart enough to debate me!! If you were not attracted to children you would not support Dementia Joe Kid Touch! #bidentouchingkids

    • Citizen Soldier | December 29, 2020 at 4:44 PM | Reply

      @Martyn Peel don’t feed the trolls just ignore them

  13. You would think the most advanced country in the world could tell us with certainty if the strain is here or not…Japan and other places already confirmed it’s presence in their country, yet he just says it’s “likely here”.

  14. HeartDoc Andrew | December 29, 2020 at 4:01 PM | Reply

    “Admiral Giroir Says New Mutant Covid Strain ‘Likely’ In The U.S.” reminding us, yet again, that #CoveySpreader #DJT is “utterly incompetent” as per the words of both his own Federal Judge elder-sister Maryanne Trump Barry and his own Clinical Psychologist niece Dr. Mary Trump. May #ImPOTUS45 always hear “You’re fired” via the unwavering reality of election results that reject him who is the cause of #MourningInAmerica.

  15. For how long must they tell us this before people believe it it is here there and everywhere else people need to be careful

  16. 10% are going into hospital with Covid1912 in the UK.

  17. Of course it is. They apparently identified the new strain in September, yet its only now that anything is being done about it.

  18. Win Big with Lena & Mike | December 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM | Reply

    Who would have thought a virus mutates? Anyone who took elementary Biology.

  19. Wonder how long is “long lasting.”

  20. There’s a case of the new strain in Colorado.

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