What’s the Deal With the Story About the Mutant Coronavirus?

Understanding the debate around a sensational — and controversial — article

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It was impossible not to click on the Los Angeles Times headline published Tuesday morning: “A mutant coronavirus has emerged, even more contagious than the original.” With its close-up photo of a flame-colored SARS-CoV-2 particle, the…

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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.