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The Lambda COVID variant is in California: 5 things to know

Original post made on Aug 13, 2021

A new strain of the coronavirus has been found in California. But no need to worry, experts say, since lambda is rarely detected, and delta dominates.

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Posted by Alfred Turner
a resident of Stanford
on Aug 13, 2021 at 11:19 am

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 13, 2021 at 1:11 pm

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There is a fine line to draw between releasing information and scare tactics.

Alpha, Beta, Delta, Epsilon, and now Lambda, are the variants named so far. We will probably go right through the Greek alphabet and end up being as confused with them as we are about the various vaccines.

Read the information, obey the sensible rules, get vaccinated, wear masks when necessary, then leave your worries on the doorstep. We need to get back to walking on the sunny side of the street and living our lives without fear.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Aug 13, 2021 at 1:41 pm

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Fear is defeating. "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." Thank you FDR. A lot of us aren't fearing the virus (even before the vaccine) and we're keeping this in perspective. It's a healthier mindset. We're also choosing to keep our news consumption (TV) at a healthy level. Something all Americans should've learned after 9/11.

Posted by Lenora J.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 13, 2021 at 3:52 pm

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Posted by valorie25
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 13, 2021 at 3:52 pm

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We are running out of Greek letters!!

Name of Variant Lineage Earliest Sample First Outbreak Designated
1. Alpha B.1.1.7 September 2020 United Kingdom 18 December 2020
2. Beta B.1.351 May 2020 South Africa 18 December 2020
3. Gamma P.1 November 2020 Brazil 11 January 2021
4. Delta B.1.617.2 October 2020 India 11 May 2021
Variants of Interest (VOI)
Name of Variant Lineage Earliest Sample First Outbreak Designated
1. Epsilon B.1.429, B.1.427 March 2020 United States 5 March 2021
2. Eta B.1.525 December 2020 Multiple Countries 17 March 2021
3. Kappa B.1.617.1 December 2020 India 4 April 2021
4. Lambda C.37 August 2020 Peru 14 June 2021
5. Lota B.1.526 November 2020 United States 24 March 2021
6. Theta P.3 January 2021 Philippines 24 March 2021
7. Zeta P.2 April 2020 Brazil 17 March 2021

Posted by Lenora J.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 13, 2021 at 3:57 pm

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Posted by John B. Sails
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 14, 2021 at 6:50 am

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Get vaxxed, tested if they want, be respectful when traveling, no problem. I'm about as scared of this Lambda variant making me hide in my house in fear, as I am that the forbidden dance Lambada will strike me next!

Posted by Lillian Podesta
a resident of Woodside
on Aug 14, 2021 at 8:22 am

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Posted by Daryl Jensen
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 14, 2021 at 9:36 am

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