There’s been a lot of talk about the coronavirus mutations potential and now it’s been revealed that a new mutated version of the virus has been confirmed. On the other hand, it seems that things are not looking as bad as expected.
CNN writes that there’s a global study that managed to find strong evidence that there’s a new form of the coronavirus that has spread from Europe to the US.
This new mutation is making the virus more likely to infect people but it doesn’t seem to make then any sicker compared to the earlier mutations of the virus, according to expert opinions.
The dominant form infecting people
“It is now the dominant form infecting people,” according to Erica Ollmann Saphire of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology and the Coronavirus Immunotherapy Consortium.
The expert who worked at the study told CNN that “This is now the virus.”
This interesting study has been published in the journal Cell. “We do know that the new virus is fitter. It doesn’t look at first glance as if it is worse,” Saphire stated.
On the other hand, it’s also important to mention the fact that the virus is not stronger even if it became more infectious. “We interpret this to mean that the virus is likely to be more infectious,” experts added. “Interestingly, we did not find evidence of G614 impact on disease severity.”
Coronavirus in the news
In other news, it’s been just revealed that the U.S. is not in control of the coronavirus pandemic, and the daily cases that appear could top 100,000 new infections on a daily basis if the outbreak continues at the same pace.
This is what White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci stated the other day. Also, there’s some immunity-related breaking news that you might want to check out.