A new Uganda variant has been identified: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.08.21251393v1
This variant is separate from the South African variant, and the U.K. variant, the former of which has shown some level of antibody escape from the mRNA vax and a massive level of escape against AZ vax (https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.05.430003v1 and reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN2A60SH)
According to a variety of researchers, more infections equate to more variants emerging (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pbs.org/newshour/amp/health/why-new-coronavirus-variants-emerge-and-what-that-means-for-you).
Given all of these things, Gov Bakers rollout seems short-sighted at best and egregious at worst
Do I have to do a submission statement?
I found it so hilarious that I rushed here to post it to give you all lols and despair.
Title. I've been to Africa (Kenya) once with some family friends but they put a bunch of misinformation in my head as a kid about how dangerous it was so I never thought of it as a travel destination. Now that I know better, I'd like to go by myself. This would be after covid is over of course.
I'm looking at this region because I liked East Africa and have some random connections in Uganda, and would also like to try to learn a bit of swahili because I think it'd be cool. Uganda and Rwanda seem small and densely populated with large capital cities I'd like to explore. Wildlife and hiking have never really interested me so I'd like to stick to towns and cities.
I was thinking of adding Burundi, but it seems to be an unpopular destination and I might not be an advanced enough traveler. I'd also like to go to Ethiopia, but that country seems big enough to merit its own entire trip. Any thoughts? I'd also like to do this on a hostel type budget, but I don't have a strict cap. I just enjoy being frugal.
Bitcoin fans, I'm interested in your opinions. The Ugandan gov have been able to shut down the internet in order to stop the spread of "unfounded information". They've shut it down in the name of democracy. Whilst the money would be safe, I'm wondering if there are any involved in Bitcoin who've spoken on this possible scenario.