WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A mutation that developed in the new coronavirus early in the pandemic may have made it more infectious, a number of new findings suggest.
First detected in eastern China in January, the mutation, called 614G, took over much of the world within months, displacing other variants, The New York Times reported.
There’s been ongoing debate about whether the mutation made the coronavirus more infectious.
But a growing body of research suggests that this variant does infect people more easily than the original variant that emerged in Wuhan, China, the Times reported.
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