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Coronavirus mutates: what is the risk

Coronavirus mutates: what is the risk

The new coronavirus began to mutate, but it did not become more aggressive. This was stated by world health organization expert Maria van Kerkhove.

Now scientists around the world are monitoring the genome chains of the coronavirus, which are more than 50 thousand. In February, the d614g mutation was detected. It was found in early specimens in Europe, Mexico, Brazil, and in the Chinese city of Wuhan. About 29% of coronavirus samples have this mutation. “However, there is no evidence that this leads to a more severe course of the disease,” the expert added.

The who said, “ mutations are normal changes in these viruses.” “It is expected that changes will occur as the pandemic evolves,” she explained.

Chief research specialist who Sumia Swaminathan said that the mutation of the coronavirus was expected. In the presence of the D614G mutation, she said, the coronavirus “can multiply faster” and “this means it can be transmitted more easily” from infected people to healthy ones. However, the expert stressed that this is a “virus grown in a laboratory”, and there is a big difference between how viruses behave in laboratories and in the conditions when they infected people. “Scientists hold that mutation in the center of attention and keep track of it,” she concluded.

Earlier, the head of the who suddenly changed the forecast for the second wave of coronavirus.

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