Lt. Uhura: "Captain, I'm receiving an incoming emergency transmission from Starfleet Medical Command."
Captain Kirk: "Put it on-screen Lieutenant."
Lt. Uhura: "Aye Captain."
STARFLEET MEDICAL COMMAND: URGENT MESSAGE
SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern (VOC) (B.1.1.7) presents an unusually large number of mutations, including increased transmissibility: However, no evidence suggests that the variant has any impact on the severity of disease, vaccine efficacy or target host susceptibility.
So, continue to
>...wash your hands, &
>...change your underwear!
Captain Kirk: "Spock, what do you make of this?"
Mr. Spock: "Captain, I have insufficient data to support any conclusion, and I will not entertain speculation."
Dr. McCoy: "Captain, this & other SARS-CoV-2 mutations
may be going exponential!"
Mr. Spock: "Bones, again you lack sufficient data."
Dr. McCoy: "Dammit Jim, I'm a Doctor, not a mathematician ... people are dying!"
Capt. Kirk to Mr. Scott: "Scottie, leave orbit at warp speed 1.5 and create a Dyson Sphere Security Shell around the planet."
Capt. Kirk to Lt. Uhura: "Lt. Uhura, open a channel to Star Fleet Command. Inform them of my Emergency Action Protocol Order pursuant to Star Fleet's Prime Directive, and suggest that this planet be quarantined from the rest of the galaxy.."
Lt. Uhura to Capt. Kirk: "Aye Sir."
Capt. Kirk: ENGAGE!