Saturday, November 27, 2021

A Room of My Own: New Variant Tanka

Two Hundred and Ninetieth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary
written in  response to CNBC's breaking news, Nov. 26: WHO calls special meeting to discuss new Covid variant found in South Africa with "a large number of mutations."

new variant
the worst we've seen so far ...
muting the TV
a shelter cook starts chopping
as early nightfall turns to snow

Added: Two Hundred and Ninety-First Entry

watching my toddler
watching a fly climb the wall ...
prolonged lockdown

1 comment:

  1. Key Points:

    1 WHO is monitoring a new Covid variant, scheduling a special meeting Friday to discuss what it may mean for vaccines and treatments, officials said.

    2 The variant, called B.1.1.529, has been detected in South Africa in small numbers.

    3 South African scientists have detected 30 mutations to the spike protein, the part of the virus that binds to cells in the body, which could have implications for vaccine efficacy and transmissibility.

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