The NY Times would have us believe New York has a new, dangerous mutation. It has been there since November and has been found in 4 boroughs and Westchester. The vaccines may not work as well against this mutation:
Be afraid, be very afraid.
Until you actually look at the statistics to find that despite whatever mutations the experts can find, things in New York state are going extremely well regarding Covid, according to data assembled by the CovidTracking Project, below. Despite all the mutations that may be circulating, just look: cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rapidly dropping. Ignore the hype.