Scientists sequence the coronavirus and its variants.
Variants may be more transmissible or less transmissible.
Variants could be more disabling or less disabling.
While scientists are studying new variants, politicians are studying quarantine and isolation measures.
Quarantine and isolation measures depend, on country of variant origin.
Politicians in ex-colonial powers impose quarantine and isolation measures.
Measures that are harsh on ex-colonies but facile on members of the colonial club.
South Africa, hope lessons have been learned, do it the Chinese way, and do not be hasty in touting your science.
Conundrum – disclose and you are punished, do not disclose and the world may be punished.