Coronavirus is mutating but it won’t impact the effectiveness of the vaccines, experts believe
It should be noted that the World Health Organization maintains that there is no evidence that mutation in the novel coronavirus is leading to more severe COVID-19 infections. As per agency reports, experts believe that this D614G mutation of the novel coronavirus may be less virulent as its “rapid increase in some parts of the world has coincided with a drop in death rate.”
Paul Tambyah, senior consultant at the National University of Singapore and president-elect of the International Society of Infectious Diseases told Reuters, “Maybe that’s a good thing to have a virus that is more infectious but less deadly.”
“It is in the virus’ interest to infect more people but not to kill them because a virus depends on the host for food and for shelter,” he added.