Don’t Panic Over the Latest Coronavirus Mutation Headlines

Understanding the recent news about the D614G mutation

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Recent alarming headlines raised concerns that a new mutation in SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, was making it somehow more potent. A Twitter moment blared: “More infectious coronavirus strain found in Malaysia.” Bloomberg’s headline declared: “Southeast Asia…




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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.

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