Chinese study finds coronavirus mutation has been vastly underestimated

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Chinese study finds coronavirus mutation has been vastly underestimated

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Chinese study finds coronavirus mutation has been vastly underestimated
Research by China’s top scientists found new strains of the virus not previously reported.

Professor Li Lanjuan and her colleagues from Zhejiang University also found direct evidence that certain mutations could create strains deadlier than others.

The team took viral strains from 11 randomly chosen COVID-19 patients from Hangzhou and tested how efficiently they could infect and kill cells, the SCMP reports.

The researchers observed “diverse mutations” among the virus strains including one that generates 270 times as much viral load as the least potent type.

Strains of the virus that create high viral loads are more dangerous.

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