Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Medical News And Information — March 29 – 30, 2020

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A map based on genome sequences shows have different strains of coronavirus have spread around the world, with at least eight strains being tracked

Daily Mail: How coronavirus mutated and eight strains raced around the world after initial outbreak in China as global cases top 660,000 and deaths hit 30,847

* Scientists around the world have been sequencing virus DNA to track the spread
* There are eight strains identified, but all are very similar with tiny variations
* Experts say that no strain appears to be more lethal than any of the others
* It’s also highly unlikely that the virus could mutate into a more lethal strain
* Coronavirus appears to mutate very slowly, giving hope for long-lasting vaccine

Scientists around the world are tracking at least eight strains of coronavirus around the world, using genetic detective work to show how the virus spreads.

Researchers say the virus appears to mutate very slowly, with only tiny differences between the different strains, and that none of the strains of the virus is more deadly than another.

They also say it does not appear the strains will grow more lethal as they evolve.


Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Medical News And Information — March 29 – 30, 2020

Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I call the doctor? — The Guardian
A third of coronavirus cases may be ‘silent carriers’, classified Chinese data suggests — SCMP
What happens to people’s lungs when they get coronavirus? — The Guardian
Coronavirus: Rush to develop rapid tests — DW
New Chinese research may point to possible role of children in coronavirus spread — SCMP
Coronavirus: Why are the death rates different? — Gudrun Heise, DW
Ventilators explained: Key device in fight against coronavirus — Al Jazeera
Life as a coronavirus patient in Wuhan during its darkest hour — Zhuang Pinghui, SCMP

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