Is There Something New with Respect to COVID-19?
Yes. There is a new strain of Coronavirus which is a B1429 strain. This may be unique to California.
“Health officials are still determining if the new variant shares is more contagious than the regular strain” NY Post, “We’re concerned that it [B1429] attaches to the human cell a little more than the natural virus the one we’ve been dealing with. That might make it more contagious, we aren’t sure yet, we’re looking at it,” said Mark Ghaly, California Health and Human Services Secretary. Supra.
Is This Important for Workers?
For Workers’ Compensation purposes, the information about the new strain is important. It may provide some explanation as to the severity of a COVID-19 infection. Further, this new strain may be used to determine industrial causation. For example, if co-workers have the same strain of COVID-19, this information may assist in finding industrial causation.
What If I Need Advice?
If you would like a free consultation regarding workers’ compensation, please contact the Law Offices of Edward J. Singer, a Professional Law Corporation. We have been helping people in Central and Southern California deal with their workers’ compensation cases for 27 years. Contact us today for more information.