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    virulent virus mutation

    https://youtu.be/OWdin109fY0?t=335

    The CCP Virus has mutated, and the new strain now spreading in Beijing is allegedly more infectious and more deadly than the previous strain. This is according to data released by China's CDC, which posted three sets of virus sequences, all of which carry the mutation known as D614G.

    According to Caixin, previous research has shown the mutation could make the virus twice as contagious, and that it may make the virus more deadly as well. Similar claims are being made by researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida. CNN reported the researchers "believe they have shown that the new coronavirus has mutated in a way that makes it more easily infect human cells."

    Scripps Research virologist Hyeryun Choe said in a statement, "Viruses with this mutation were much more infectious than those without the mutation in the cell culture system we used."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWdi...youtu.be&t=335 covid story at 5:30

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    Re: virulent virus mutation

    Quote Jude Iam wrote: View Post
    The CCP Virus has mutated, and the new strain now spreading in Beijing is allegedly more infectious and more deadly than the previous strain. This is according to data released by China's CDC, which posted three sets of virus sequences, all of which carry the mutation known as D614G.
    EEEK! Apparently this is true!


    Mutation Allows Coronavirus to Infect More Cells, Study Finds. Scientists Urge Caution.

    By Benedict Carey and James Glanz
    June 12, 2020

    For months, scientists have debated why one genetic variation of the coronavirus became dominant in many parts of the world.

    Many scientists argue that the variation spread widely by chance, multiplying outward from explosive outbreaks in Europe. Others have proposed the possibility that a mutation gave it some kind of biological edge and have been urgently investigating the effect of that mutation.

    Now, scientists have shown — at least in the tightly controlled environment of a laboratory cell culture — that viruses carrying that particular mutation infect more cells and are more resilient than those without it.

    Geneticists cautioned against drawing conclusions about whether the variant, which has been circulating widely since February, spreads more easily in humans. There is no evidence that it is more deadly or harmful, and differences seen in a cell culture do not necessarily mean it is more contagious, they said.

    But the new study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, does show that this mutation appears to change the biological function of the virus, experts said. The insight could be a crucial first step in understanding how the mutation behaves at a biomolecular level.

    Researchers at Scripps Research, Florida, found that the mutation, known as D614G, stabilized the virus’s spike proteins, which protrude from the viral surface and give the coronavirus its name. The number of functional and intact spikes on each viral particle was about five times higher because of this mutation, they found.

    These spike proteins must attach to a cell for a virus to infect it. As a result, the viruses with D614G were far more likely to infect a cell than viruses without that mutation, according to the scientists who led the study, Hyeryun Choe and Michael Farzan.

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