So I’m reading the Lambda variant out of Peru may be more infectious and deadly than Delta, and it may be more resistant to vaccines too.
However, they discovered the variant in December. If it were more infectious than Delta wouldn’t it have already become the primary variant by now the same way Alpha and Delta became primary variants due to higher infectivity? Then again I read on wikipedia the delta variant was discovered in India in late 2020 and only became dominant months later.
Also a few weeks ago there were concerns that a new variant in Vietnam combined some alpha and delta traits and became more seriously, then it turned out that it wasn’t really that big a deal.
Anyone know if the Lambda variant is actually a risk, or just hyperbole?