Mutations Have made the Covid-19 Coronavrus Eight Times More Infectious Than the Original Wuhan Virus Discovered Early Last Year

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RT: Mutations have made coronavirus EIGHT times more infectious than original Wuhan variant – study
New research has found that a mutation in the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, present in variants from the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Brazil, can make the virus up to eight times more infectious than the original.
The new research into the D614G mutation on the spike protein in SARS-CoV-2, present in all the latest variants currently plaguing healthcare systems the world over, was led by researchers at New York University, the New York Genome Center, and Mount Sinai.
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Update: Kent Covid variant sweeping the world may be more infectious than original strain because it leaves patients sicker for longer, scientists say (Daily Mail)
WNU Editor: And new variants continue to be found …. Now scientists spot ANOTHER Covid variant: Finland detects strain that 'shares mutations with South African version' that makes vaccines slightly less effective (Daily Mail).Original Article

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