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. вЂњHowever, there is no evidence that this leads to a more severe course of the disease,вЂќ the expert added.
The who said, вЂњ mutations are normal changes in these viruses.вЂќ вЂњIt is expected that changes will occur as the pandemic evolves,вЂќ 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 вЂњcan multiply fasterвЂќ and вЂњthis means it can be transmitted more easilyвЂќ from infected people to healthy ones. However, the expert stressed that this is a вЂњvirus grown in a laboratoryвЂќ, and there is a big difference between how viruses behave in laboratories and in the conditions when they infected people. вЂњScientists hold that mutation in the center of attention and keep track of it,вЂќ she concluded.
Earlier, the head of the who suddenly changed the forecast for the second wave of coronavirus.