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A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by ceejayluv(m): 6:47pm On May 05, 2020
Scientists have identified a new strain of the coronavirus that has become dominant worldwide and appears to be more contagious than the versions that spread in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study led by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
The new strain appeared in February in Europe, migrated quickly to the East Coast of the United States and has been the dominant strain across the world since mid-March, the scientists wrote.

In addition to spreading faster, it may make people vulnerable to a second infection after a first bout with the disease, the report warned.
The 33-page report was posted Thursday on BioRxiv, a website that researchers use to share their work before it is peer reviewed, an effort to speed up collaborations with scientists working on COVID-19 vaccines or treatments. That research has been largely based on the genetic sequence of earlier strains and might not be effective against the new one.
The mutation identified in the new report affects the now infamous spikes on the exterior of the coronavirus, which allow it to enter human respiratory cells. The report’s authors said they felt an “urgent need for an early warning” so that vaccines and drugs under development around the world will be effective against the mutated strain.



Medical experts have speculated in recent weeks that they were seeing at least two strains of the virus in the U.S., one prevalent on the East Coast and another on the West Coast, according to Wu.


“We are looking to identify the mutation,” he said, noting that his hospital has had only a few deaths out of the hundreds of cases it has treated, which is “quite a different story than we are hearing from New York.”
The Los Alamos study does not indicate that the new version of the virus is more lethal than the original. People infected with the mutated strain appear to have higher viral loads. But the study’s authors from the University of Sheffield found that among a local sample of 447 patients, hospitalization rates were about the same for people infected with either virus version.
Even if the new strain is no more dangerous than the others, it could still complicate efforts to bring the pandemic under control. That would be an issueif the mutation makes the virus so different from earlier strains that people who have immunity to them would not be immune to the new version.


If that is indeed the case, it could make “individuals susceptible to a second infection,” the study authors wrote.
It’s possible that the mutation changes the spike in some way that helps the virus evade the immune system, said Montefiori, who has worked on an HIV vaccine for 30 years. “It is hypothetical. We are looking at it very hard.”


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Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by TodayNAlways: 6:50pm On May 05, 2020
End the world and let's go and rest.

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Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by EzzyCarter: 6:52pm On May 05, 2020
Archangel Michael, are you ready? grin
Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by Horus(m): 6:53pm On May 05, 2020

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Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus appears to be more contagious than original
Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by delerx(m): 6:57pm On May 05, 2020
They have released another virus, this time made is USA. More like HIV1 AND HIV11

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Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by fulaniHERDSman(m): 7:11pm On May 05, 2020
Good ... Man must look for the face of God by force.
Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by EzzyCarter: 7:16pm On May 05, 2020
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Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by ItooWorWor(m): 8:26pm On May 05, 2020
Ok!
I not scared at all, because Buhari already said we are going to next-level.
Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by MrSly(m): 9:08pm On May 05, 2020
fulaniHERDSman:
Good ... Man must look for the face of God by force.
Sadist. Is this all you could come up. With?

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Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by rotadeco27: 9:14pm On May 05, 2020
Oya! Lets go there
Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by June15(m): 9:26pm On May 05, 2020
EzzyCarter:
Archangel Michael, are you ready? grin
Lol
Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by NaijaRoyalty(m): 9:30pm On May 05, 2020
Another one
Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by fulaniHERDSman(m): 9:33pm On May 05, 2020
MrSly:

Sadist. Is this all you could come up. With?
Repent pls

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Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by EbukaHades10(m): 12:16am On May 06, 2020
Okoto meow.

Make I drink my beer jae

Re: A Mutant Coronavirus Has Emerged, Even More Contagious Than The Original by Dindondin(m): 3:13am On May 06, 2020
End of days

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