"429? Well that god it's not that mutant from California. Wait, what? It's 427 and 429?"

Snack Pax Nov 18, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 B.1.427 & B.1.429 Epsilon Variant

Epsilon was discovered to be two distinct lineages when it was first discovered in California. This variant is highly fascinating because it is postulated that Epsilon was a result of asymptomatic illness a phenomenon known as silent spread; though we do not know for sure. It was highly infectious and was outcompeted by Iota and Alpha by the end of February 2021, but would have broken through the vaccine at a rate similar to Delta. Considered the American Variant.