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Experts Analyzed Mutations Of The Virus That Causes COVID-19

The National University of Singapore conducted a study and found, reports India Today , that the spread of the D614G mutation in coronavirus in Europe, North America and parts of Asia coincided with a drop in mortality. This suggests that the virus with this mutation is less lethal.

That is, strains with this mutation are more infectious, but less lethal. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), scientists discovered the mutation back in February, and it has spread to Europe and America. The WHO also said there was no evidence that the mutation led to the development of a more severe disease.

However, it should be borne in mind that the discovered D614G strain is 10 times more infectious than the original version, and vaccines currently being developed may be ineffective against this mutation. Although independent experts are convinced that vaccines will work, the changes are not so dramatic.

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