Do We Need to Worry About Coronavirus Mutations?

Worries that the coronavirus might mutate to become even more infectious and deadly are understandable — but mostly unwarranted. It’s true that viruses tend to mutate as they spread across the world over time. And it’s also true that those mutations have the potential to give viruses new, perhaps harmful, traits. But fortunately, the likelihood of that actually happening is extremely slim, according to science.

Publisher: | Author: Yasmin Tayag

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infection data and mutation
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2020-04-01 (Modified: 2021-05-18)

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