Giroir: Here’s what we know about the new coronavirus variant

Giroir: Here's what we know about the new coronavirus variant 1


Admiral Brett Giroir, US Health and Human Services assistant secretary, shares what he knows about a new coronavirus variant that has been discovered in the United Kingdom. #CNN #News

95 Comments on "Giroir: Here’s what we know about the new coronavirus variant"

  1. Mike Pence: there will be no second wave of coronavirus.

    Mike Pence: gets vaccine

    • @Punjabi Sabhyachar interesting link… whilst I support the Indian farmers wholeheartedly…I don’t support Communist price fixing …like Canada’s milk quota or wheat board…. careful what you wish for

    • @Ke Mo
      “Communist price fixing”
      Oh FFS man, get over yourself will you?

    • @Mick Swann yeah dimshit , you read it right.
      Canada is a Communist country we just don’t know it yet.
      Free market economy..
      Not the corporate fascism that exists…
      Nor Grey Communism

    • So did his wife. Those shots should be for more vulnerable people.

    • Sir Carl Collazo | December 21, 2020 at 5:33 PM | Reply

      Giant chore boy is leaving town, vacation in Europe or maybe he said that and is actually going to a bunker. Honestly, who would travel while this is all over the place….O wait most of us, sadness ๐Ÿ™

  2. It’s inevitable this thing will mutate and frankly it has already done so several times. Science is still lagging behind in terms of research available to the public. At the end of the day, COMMON SENSE is your best defense against this thing, you can think it is no more than a common cold, but I was taught from very young that if you have a cold, you stay away from crowds, always cover your mouth, use separate utensils, and get a good night sleep.

    • @grider1936 nope. studies show that STATISTICALLY they are of no value. Of course I agree that they MAY help an individual, but since when did we decide on ALL wearing masks to keep one person from getting sick. Just take care of yourself.

    • @cervellone No not from Q but from actual studies done to see why most people that wore masks ended up dead and those that didn’t lived. Maybe you should get better sources. What they found was more people died from sickness due to wearing masks than did the actual virus.

    • @cervellone Nope no expert but I do know where to look for information. The so called experts have yet to be right about anything.

    • @James Miller
      I had OSHA certification for 25 years.
      I used to work in hazardous material removal.
      Gardeners, industrial workers, and many other workers outside of medical work wear masks for hours while working.
      Most reuse them.
      None are passing out or dying from lack of oxygen.
      In some countries with mask mandates and low case numbers of Covid, many people are reusing 2 layer cloth masks, and washing them in between uses with hot water and alcohol.
      They aren’t getting Covid.
      Stop pushing your rhetoric.
      You sound just like Diaper Don.

    • @LoboKhan1 You sound like a moron. Most people are using bandanas and never washing them.My point is even the best protection is useless if you do not now how or are unwilling to learn how to use it. OSHA has rules on all occupations that require masks and none of them are what most people are doing so the useless cloth is even more useless and even deadly. I suppose you think that OSHA just pulled the regulations out of their rear end like the so called experts did for covid.

  3. Ray Mack's Kitchen and Grill | December 21, 2020 at 9:38 AM | Reply

    I wish this virus would disappear.

  4. Sherreen Golding | December 21, 2020 at 9:38 AM | Reply

    Allowing flights of people from Europe to New York, was the cause of the mass spread the last time!!! Why isnโ€™t anyone listening to Cuomo!!!

  5. It was absolutely unnecessary to take a swipe at the Governor of New York for being worried the strain may have already hit the ground in his state. It’s a valid concern given that New York City is America’s gateway to the world. He’s got 6 flights coming into his state per day from the UK. Why not work together to assess and tackle the problem head on vs. being petty and striking with accusations? So what he requested 40,000 ventilators and thankfully didn’t need them. Good grief, whatever happened to an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure? This petty partisanship in the face of public health crisis must end. It helps no one.

  6. Dr. Sagar Guru | December 21, 2020 at 9:43 AM | Reply

    USA has so many good universities…but I don’t know why its students fail to understand that corona can’t vanish by doing alcohol parties day and night…..๐Ÿ™

  7. There is an awful lot of unknowns for us not to worry.

    • @A OK if you are forced into it always reiterate..I do not consent..
      There’s a difference between accepting the mark of the beast and having it forced

    • @Ke Mo Fair enough but in reality when they start restricting our liberties Iโ€™m sure many will accept the vaccines. I would like to think I will resist but for how long I do not know. A ban on all non vaccinated international travel will be first and then it will get worse….

    • Marie Slabbert | December 21, 2020 at 3:06 PM | Reply

      You know, worry does not help. Control what you have control over to the best of your ability. The rest will happen anyway. I also believe in God, who showed me that worrying is a waste of time and energy.

    • @A OK There are lots of countries who require certain vaccines already. Yellow Fever, Rabies, Hepatitis, Cholera f.e.

  8. CeNTuRiOn33100 | December 21, 2020 at 9:47 AM | Reply

    I guess we are not “rounding the corner” after all.

  9. It is a fallacy that this variant is just confined to the UK, we were just the first to be honest about it.Every other country should be concerned, you have it too. To pretend otherwise is foolish to the extreme. It is right that international travel is banned, this should have been the case all along. I live within a hotspot for this variant, and anecdotally we noticed the spike in positive cases around us. It made no sense as we were in quite a strict lockdown. Stop all international travel, not just from the UK. People need to stay put, not spread this more.

    • @Tsubadai Khan
      My uncle lives in Perth, West Australia. No new cases and no deaths there in *9! months*.
      It can be handled by a COMPETENT government. Like Australian and NZ governments f.e.

    • @engela elize
      Jo. En laten we ook hopen op een mooi en gezond 2021.

    • @cervellone Precies. Een mooi en gezond 2021 voor iedereen. Wees voorzichtig, blijf veilig en geniet

    • @cervellone Hey! I live in the same city as your Uncle. We not only cut off international travel, we cut off our State from the rest of the country. That’s not possible in most places. Here we blocked 2 roads, one airport & stopped passenger trains on the one railway line, & we were 2600km (1500miles) away from the nearest major city. We don’t have Covid, but it’s tough on people with family interstate or overseas, but the images of overloaded Hospitals mean most of us think it was the right thing to do.
      We export literally millions of tons of raw materials to China, where the demand hasn’t diminished, so our State Government’s even turning a profit this year allowing for even more infrastructure projects. Empty hotels have provided housing for the homeless. It’s Xmas as usual here, but, watching the rest of the world struggle, we can’t help but feel a bit guilty.
      Turns out our isolation’s a good thing during a pandemic.

  10. I would isolate us too, we’re a disaster

  11. Galaxias Pen J'honson | December 21, 2020 at 9:52 AM | Reply

    With 600$ well probably die of starvation first. And it’s all on Mitch McConnell. He should resign immediately.

  12. ClimateMarcher JohnJ | December 21, 2020 at 10:07 AM | Reply

    “This country” and “this administration” are entirely separate entities, one completely divorced from the reality of what it means to be a country or a humane being for that matter. Call treason for what it is.


    • You got that right.

    • Eddie Figueroa | December 21, 2020 at 2:45 PM | Reply

      @Joey Bidenson I am tracking NYC Covid deaths for my own information. Here are my numbers.

      Covid deaths by Borough โ€” Last 7 Days
      (data from Worldometers)
      BOR โ€” M โ€” T โ€” W โ€” Th โ€” F โ€” S โ€” Su
      > BKN: 7 โ€” 5 โ€” 8 โ€” 4 โ€” 10 โ€” 10 โ€” 7
      > BRX: 6 โ€” 4 โ€” 4 โ€” 3 โ€” 10 โ€” 1 โ€” 6
      > MAN: 0 โ€” 6 โ€” 2 โ€” 4 โ€” 3 โ€” 4 โ€” 2
      > QNS: 2 โ€” 7 โ€” 5 โ€” 10 โ€” 16 โ€” 5 โ€” 4
      > STA: 4 โ€” 0 โ€” 8 โ€” 6 โ€” 9 โ€” 5 โ€” 6

      > Totals: 19 โ€” 22 โ€” 27 โ€” 27 โ€” 48 โ€” 25 โ€” 25

      โ€” 193 NYC deaths in 7 days (12/14-20)
      โ€” Equals 27.57 deaths per day for all NYC
      โ€” NYC population is approx. 8.3 million
      โ€” 0.0003% of NYC pop. died daily from Covid

      Note: Not 3% of population โ€” 0.0003% (ten thousandths of a percent)

      I will now be attacked for reporting facts. Incoming…

  13. Lady J Faithful | December 21, 2020 at 10:16 AM | Reply

    If itโ€™s easier to catch and spread. To me , itโ€™s deadly More than the original virus.

  14. Robinlyn Schierenbeck | December 21, 2020 at 10:16 AM | Reply

    Snarky comment on the Governor who managed the highest cases of COVID
    due to this administration not shutting down
    Flights from Europe!

  15. Yay, another $600 for another 9 months of torture while government gets a total raise across the board

  16. World: *Creates vaccine*
    Coronavirus: launches *Covid19 Pro Max*

  17. Whispering Willow | December 21, 2020 at 10:37 AM | Reply

    You have a lot of high earnings people that shouldn’t be earning a dime

  18. Coronavirus: ”This is not even my final form!!!”

  19. Identified in September? September? Weโ€™re learning this now? Remarkable.

    • @First Last well, Iโ€™m thinking in the case of a government response, thatโ€™s got to be considered a โ€œrapid response.โ€ Theyโ€™re probably sitting, leaning back in their chairs, fingers laced and reflecting on the expediency of that response.( I was just informed that this was not the case, it was discovered in December. Bearing that in mind this IS a rapid response, and I stand corrected. My apologies for what was a snide remark.)

    • Cathriona Kilgarriff | December 21, 2020 at 6:15 PM | Reply

      The new variant has been named VUI โ€“ 202012/01 โ€“ the first variant under investigation in December not September. It

    • @Cathriona Kilgarriff In that case I stand corrected, apologies

    • Cathriona Kilgarriff | December 21, 2020 at 6:28 PM | Reply

      The admiral misled when he stated the new variant has been around since September.

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