Table of Contents:
  • Contents: Emergence of new variants and their new evolutionarily advantageous traits
  • Probability of the emergence of additional variants and a new strain of SARS-CoV-2
  • Potential immune escape mechanisms of a theoretical new SARS-CoV-2 strain
  • What can governments and individuals do to reduce the probability of emergence of additional variants
  • Efficacy shown to date by COVID-19 vaccines and their projected impact in controlling the pandemic
  • Update on current COVID-19 treatments (including convalescent antibody therapy, Remdesivir and dexamethasone) and the importance of the time window for their administration