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    Default Newer Variant Of Covid-19-Causing Virus Dominates Global Infections

    DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory
    July 2 2020

    Virus with D614G change in Spike out-competes original strain, but may not make patients sicker


    Research out today in the journal Cell shows that a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus genome, previously associated with increased viral transmission and the spread of COVID-19, is more infectious in cell culture. The variant in question, D614G, makes a small but effective change in the virus's 'Spike' protein, which the virus uses to enter human cells.

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    Default Re: Newer Variant Of Covid-19-Causing Virus Dominates Global Infections

    The takeaway: this mutation does not appear to make the virus more contagious. There, saved you a lot of reading time!
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