By now, you’ve probably already seen the reports on the emergence of new, more contagious variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. And, like me, you’ve probably stared at the ceiling after reading them, asking, “Really, universe? Really?” As exasperating as this might all seem, though, we don’t need to be alarmed about the COVID-19 vaccines’ efficacy against these new variants, according to the infectious disease experts I interviewed. To read the full story.