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The coronavirus is mutating, and scientists are concerned about one mutation in particular: D614G.
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The coronavirus is mutating. But don’t freak out yet.
The coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is mutating. It’s true, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It sounds concerning — if the virus is changing, that could imply that it’s getting worse. That’s not the case. Although it’s true that the coronavirus is mutating, that doesn’t mean it’s getting more dangerous. In fact, it can help us in our battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how.
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Coronavirus gene mutation: How scared should we be? | Covid-19 Special
The coronavirus is not the same as the one that came out of China at the beginning of the year. Like other viruses, it has mutated. A recent study suggests the globally predominant strain is more infectious than the original. What might gene mutations of the coronavirus mean? Could they make COVID-19 more deadly?
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Study suggests a coronavirus mutation may make it more contagious
A new study suggests that a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus, which spread from China to Europe and then to the U.S., may be even more contagious than the original. Dr. Rob Elfenbien joined CBSN to discuss the findings and give us insight into a new mysterious condition affecting some COVID-19 patients.
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Covid-19 Has Mutated, Says Washington Post
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The coronavirus has mutated, and it wont be the last time
The coronavirus has mutated and the second strain is more aggressive than the original. But just how much worse is it, and are we at more risk?
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Feb.14 -- Jennifer Rohn, cell biologist at the University of London, offers insight into the spreading and mutation of viruses amid global concern about the coronavirus. She speaks with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene on Bloomberg Surveillance.
Study on coronavirus mutation doesnt prove new strain is more infectious: Dr. Scott Gottlieb
A new, early study by researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory shows the coronavirus may be mutating and the new, dominant strain appears to be even more contagious. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, member of the boards of Pfizer and biotech company Illumina and former FDA commissioner, joins Squawk Box to discuss.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday urged caution about a new study that suggests the coronavirus has mutated, with the new, dominant strain appearing to be even more contagious.
“It doesn’t prove that this new strain is in fact more infectious,” Gottlieb said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
According to researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the new strain of the coronavirus started to spread in Europe in early February and then migrated to other parts of the world, including the U.S. By the end of March, this new strain became the dominant form of the virus in the U.S. and Canada.
“The analysis could be confounded by the fact that this just became the dominant strain in Europe because it got into Europe early and then got into the United States from Europe,” argued Gottlieb, the former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “It really doesn’t prove anything.”
Gottlieb said the study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, is only based on computational analysis and therefore more work needs to be done. “We don’t have any other data to support it, including cell culture data.”
“We saw a change like this with Ebola and we initially thought that it also made Ebola more contagious and we actually had cell culture data to support it at that time,” said Gottlieb, a CNBC contributor who sits on the boards of Pfizer and biotech company Illumina. “We found that when we put it into animal studies, in fact the change in the virus didn’t change its contours at all, didn’t make it more infectious.”
Pfizer is developing a vaccine. If the study were to be proven correct, it may complicate vaccine development.
The Los Alamos researchers said the mutation was of “urgent concern” because of the more than 100 vaccines in the process of being developed to prevent Covid-19. Some vaccine researchers have been using the virus’s genetic sequences isolated by health authorities early in the outbreak, which began late last year in China.
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Tracking the spread and mutations of Coronavirus
In this video, we speak to Dr Thushan de Silva, Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and Honorary Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases about why we would want to sequence the genome of coronavirus and how it is useful for tracking the spread and mutations of the virus.
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As COVID-19 infects people around the world, it’s more important than ever to track the spread and evolution of the virus in order to guide and inform control strategies. But how do you track a virus?
Well, SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19, behaves a little bit like a game of telephone – as the whispered sentence is passed from one person to the next, it might change ever-so-slightly! Data on SARS-CoV-2 show that it mutates at an average of about two mutations per month.. And we know this because scientists all around the world are collecting samples from patients with COVID-19 and sequencing the virus – reading its genetic code.
Leading the effort from The University of Sheffield is one of our Members, Dr Thushan de Silva. He’s a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and Honorary Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases. He told us that as a virus travels within or between countries, it can mutate as it reacts to evolutionary pressure from localised populations. This can be due to immune responses or drugs active against the virus and can create slightly different strains. Over time, this could result in strains that are resistant to drugs, therefore it is important to track.
And even once we have a vaccine for COVID-19, continually sequencing the virus will still be vital in making sure that the vaccine is effective against all strains.
Dr. de Silva and his colleagues are part of a national effort to sequence the genomes of hundreds, perhaps thousands of samples each week over the next few months. In Sheffield alone, they’ve sequenced around 60 strains so far!
This data is then fed into a global database that can track the progression of the virus in real time! Rapid data sharing like this is key to understanding whether the virus is changing and how it is being transmitted.
Coronavirus Is Not Mutating, WHO Says
Jun.18 -- David Nabarro, the World Health Organization’s coronavirus special envoy, discusses countries' preparations for a second wave of Covid-19 infections. He speaks on Bloomberg Surveillance.
COVID 19: Is the Virus Mutating?
Dr. Christy explains what we may see as the SARS-CoV-2 virus mutates and helps explain how it may affect a vaccine.
Covid-19 is mutating
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Much like any virus – the coronavirus mutates.
Let's break down the possible effects of this mutation in catching the virus – or getting infected again later on.
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Fact Check: Has coronavirus been mutating?
Since the beginning of the outbreak, scientists have known the genetic sequence of COVID-19, but over time, researchers have seen it change, giving rise to the theory coronavirus is mutating.
How Yale Genomic Epidemiologists Use Mutations to Track the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Dr. Nathan Grubaugh is an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health and uses genomic epidemiology to study viral outbreaks. His background has led him to studying the mutations in COVID-19 to track the spread of the virus.
Faculty across Yale, including at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, School of Engineering & Applied Science and Faculty of Arts and Sciences are actively engaged in research, innovation, and clinical efforts to combat COVID-19.
29% of COVID-19 samples are mutating
Countries should still be alert all the time and conduct stricter control measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus to avoid more deaths, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Friday.
At the regular WHO press conference in Geneva, Michael Ryan, executive director of WHO Health Emergencies Program, said the infection rate of the disease is still at a high level in consideration of the current situation.
Responding to lab research saying the mutation of novel coronavirus sample D614G may speed up the replication and spread of the virus, another WHO official said 29 percent of the COVID-19 samples were seen mutating.
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The Coronavirus is Mutating, What Does That Mean For Us? | This Morning
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Mutating Covid-19 Virus: Months into the pandemic, the corona virus is said to have mutated
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Novel coronavirus not caused by a genetic mutation: Expert
Genome sequencing studies suggest that the novel coronavirus came from a single source in Wuhan around October to November 2019, says Paul Tambyah from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.
Covid-19: une mutation aurait rendu le virus moins virulent, selon plusieurs études scientifiques
Il en va de notre comportement, pas de celui du virus (...) 80% de la population est naïve contre ce virus, contredit le Professeur Didier Pittet, médecin épidémiologiste et infectiologue
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Coronavirus: The pandemic virus is mutating, but there’s no need to panic
A mutant strain of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has become dominant worldwide, according to a recent study published in the scientific journal Cell, but what does that mean for us?
An infectious diseases expert says this is likely no cause for alarm but it’s important to monitor the mutation in developing a vaccine.
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How the Coronavirus Spreads and Mutates
Jan.28 -- Jennifer Rohn, cell biologist at the University of London, offers insight into what happens when viruses spread from animals to humans as global concern builds about the coronavirus. She speaks on Bloomberg Surveillance.
Viral mutations of SARS-CoV-2
Cell, Making Sense of Mutation: What D614G Means for the COVID-19 Pandemic Remains Unclear
The SARS-CoV-2 virus has a low mutation rate overall
Much lower than the viruses that cause influenza and HIV-AIDS
Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in China in late 2019
A virus mutation can become common through fitness or by chance
Emerged early during the pandemic
Aspartate to glycine, D614G mutation
Dominant mutational variant at the 614 position of S protein
Old version D614 (Aspartate)
New version G614 (Glycine)
G614 is most prevalent in many places around the world
Korber et al. (2020) hypothesized that the rapid spread of G614 was because it is more infectious than D614
Will D614G Make Outbreaks Harder to Control?
The great majority of SARS-CoV-2 lineages in the United States arrived from Europe
Over the period that G614 became the global majority variant, the number of introductions from China where D614 was still dominant were declining
As numbers in Europe were going up
If G614 truly is more transmissible in equivalently mixing populations
Not enough in vivo data just now
Will D614G Make Infections More Severe?
Patients infected with G614 had higher levels of virus RNA
But no differences identified in hospital outcomes
Will D614G Impact Therapeutic and Vaccine Designs?
D614G is not in the receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the spike protein
Antibodies generated from natural infection with viruses containing D614 or G614 can cross-neutralize
Suggesting that the locus is not critical for antibody - mediated immunity
The G614 variant now is the pandemic
Coronavirus outbreak: Virus may have mutated; fears over rising food prices
Dawna Friesen reports on the new evidence that the original strain of COVID-19 has mutated into a new, more contagious strain. And Abigail Bimman hears from farmers and food processors, who say they need more help from Ottawa or else food prices will soar.
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COVID-19 Insights: Mutations in SARS-COV-2
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Do we have two strains, S and L?
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The Two Strains of Covid-19: And Why its Not the Wuhan One You Need To Be Worried About
Stories of multiple strains of the novel coronavirus have enthralled the media - after all, Covid-19 is an RNA virus that on average mutates every two weeks. Could these multiple strains be responsible for the vast range of symptoms we’re seeing in those infected? And what about the most recent reports of the 10x more infectious Italian Strain? Will all of this have massive implications for a vaccine?
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Is SARS-COV-2 Becoming Weak?
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Virus becoming weak?
Expert reaction to comments reported in the media by Prof Alberto Zangrillo about the COVID-19 virus in Italy
No evidence for increased transmissibility from recurrent mutations in SARS-CoV-2
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Coronavirus proofreading and the proofreader a target for medication
RdRp is slowly mutating as well that can result in drug resistance
RdRp resistance is not easy in SARS-COV-2 (Drug discussed is Remdesivir)
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HCQ study. Expression of concern by the Lancet.
Coronavirus Epidemic Update 29: Testing problems, mutations, COVID-19 in Washington & Iran
Coronavirus Update 29 with pulmonologist Dr. Seheult of
Topics include COVID-19 testing problems and shortages in the United States, Mutation of SARS-CoV2, Rapid growth of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran, South Korea, Washington State, among many other places.
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That said, we believe each video contains concepts that have enduring value and reviewing how the response to COVID-19 has progressed over time may be of interest to you as well.
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- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 27: Testing accuracy for COVID-19 (CT Scan vs. RT-PCR), California Cases:
- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 26: Treatment Updates, Stock Markets, Germany & San Francisco, Pandemic?
- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 25: Vaccine Developments, Italy's Response, and Mortality Rate Trends:
- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 24: Infections in Italy, Transmissibility, COVID-19 Symptoms:
- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 23: Infections in Kids & Pregnancy, South Korea, Spillover From Bats:
- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 22: Spread Without Symptoms, Cruise Quarantine, Asymptomatic Testing:
- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 21: Antibodies, Case Fatality, Clinical Recommendations, 2nd Infections?:
- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 20: Misinformation Spread, Infection Severity, Cruise Ship, Origins:
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- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 15: Underreporting, Prevention, 24 Day Incubation? (COVID19)
- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 14: Hospital spread of infection, WHO allowed in China, N-95 masks:
- Coronavirus Epidemic Update 13: Li Wenliang, nCoV vs Influenza, Dip in Daily Cases, Spread to Canada:
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Covid-19: Could mutations to the coronavirus make it more dangerous? - BBC World Service
Mutations to a virus are common in the course of a pandemic. And scientists have discovered thousands to Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus - the virus that causes Covid-19.
Scientists believe one mutation called D614G may have made it easier for coronavirus to be transmitted between humans. As cases of people becoming reinfected with Covid-19 start to be seen, there are concerns that this is a result of new variants.
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How Coronaviruses Work
How coronaviruses work and assemble their progeny inside cells to eventually cause the human illness, COVID-19. Learn more
It’s one of the tiniest machines on the planet — about a hundred times smaller than the average cell. It’s so small that no scientist can spot it through a typical light microscope. Only with an electron microscope can we see its spiky surface. It’s not alive, and it’s not what most of us would think of as “dead.” This teensy machine seems to survive in a kind of purgatory state, yet it has traveled across continents and oceans from host to host, and brought hundreds of nations to a standstill. Despite its diminutive size, the novel coronavirus, dubbed SARS-CoV-2, has seemingly taken the world by surprise with its virulence.
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Where Do New Viruses Come From?
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While the origin of the new Coronavirus is not yet known, we do know where new viruses normally come from. Hint: Darwin's theory of evolution is full of clues!
In this animation you will get a crash course in virology. You'll learn how viruses differ from other microbes, why most viruses can only infect one type of host organism, and how viruses evolve to infect new hosts.
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For an excellent and accurate Q&A about the coronavirus, including things about how it is treated and how to stay safe, see this video by Dr. Ines Dawson. It's long but don't worry, in the video description she has a table of contents. Click the question you care about and it will jump right to that spot in the video!
Overview of how new viruses evolve during spillover events
SARS coronavirus seems to have gone from bats to civets to people
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Recombination in single stranded RNA viruses
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How we stopped the SARS coronavirus
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Introduction to Coronaviruses : Hosts, Symptoms, History of SARS and MERS
Lesson on Coronaviruses (SARS, MERS, COVID-19): Viral subtypes, Coronaviruses are a family of RNA viruses that are important viral pathogens in animals and humans. There are four classifications of coronaviruses, with two that are important causes of infections in humans. Coronaviruses can cause both respiratory tract infections and gastrointestinal infections in adults and children. Signs and symptoms are variable dependent on the coronavirus involved. Animals can be both infected and be hosts for the coronaviruses. Transmission of these viruses between species can lead to mutations and development of novel coronaviruses, which can lead to human epidemics and outbreaks. In this lesson, we also discuss a brief history of past human outbreaks and epidemics involving coronaviruses, including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and the new Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
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Humans are mutating the virus that causes COVID-19, but it is evolving back
Scientists investigating the evolution of the virus that causes Covid19 say that its mutation seems to be directed by human proteins that degrade it, but natural selection of the virus enables it to bounce back. The findings could help in the design of vaccines against the virus. Professor Laurence Hurst, Director of the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, explains more.
All organisms mutate. You were for example born with between 10 and 100 new mutations in your DNA. Mutation is usually a random process often owing to mistakes made when DNA is copied. Recent work from researchers at the Universities of Bath and Edinburgh, suggests that in the case of SARS-CoV-2, mutation may well not be a random process and that instead humans are mutating it, as part of a defence mechanism to degrade the virus.
The team looked at over 15,000 virus genomes from all of the sequencing efforts around the world and identified over 6000 mutations. They looked at how much each of the four letters that make up the virus’ genetic code (A, C, U and G) were mutating and discovered that the virus had a very high rate of mutations generating U residues.
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What do studies on new coronavirus mutations tell us?
A series of studies of the genomes of thousands of samples of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 show that it is mutating and evolving as it adapts to its human hosts.
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CDC Warns Public Of Mutating Coronavirus | The Onion Presents The Topical | Episode 27
New data show that the virus Covid-19 has become so advanced that it could now mutate into anything or anyone, even someone you trust.
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Chinese scientists identify two major types of the new coronavirus in preliminary study
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The coronavirus, which continues to steadily spread to many parts of the world, has evolved into at least two major types, according to Chinese researchers. In a study published on March 3, 2020, in the National Science Review, the journal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the scientists from Peking University and the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai said the mutations have distinct rates of transmission and geographical distributions.
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Doctor says COVID-19 mutating but not cause for panic
Scientists have discovered that the coronavirus is mutating but what exactly does that mean for future infections?
Is the coronavirus mutating?
Evidence suggests that the novel coronavirus is mutating slowly, which could be good news for treatment and vaccine development. Read more of the science specifics here:
Adapting and mutating: Coronavirus outbreak
As the death toll and countries affected by the new China coronavirus continues to grow, so too are fears and speculation about a global pandemic. Here's a breakdown of what we know, and what to look out for next.
Coronavirus appears to be mutating
We're learning more about a possible mutation of the coronavirus. Back in February, when researchers examined the virus, there was no sign of a mutation. By May, the mutation was in 70 percent of viruses when isolated. So what does that mean? We went to EVMS to find out.
How is the coronavirus mutating and does it have other strains??
The SARS-CoV-2 virus has been mutating as expected and now there are several variations in mutation. However, there is only one strain. The mutations also do not result in any change in virulence. ThePrint’s Sandhya Ramesh explains.
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H1N1: Concern over mutating virus
There has been an upsurge in swine flu cases as the weather changes and doctors are saying this is where we have to be most careful. Report the symptoms as early as you can.
The Coronavirus Is Mutating And Might Become Even More Contagious. Or Not
A new study says a mutation in the novel coronavirus could possibly make it even more contagious.
According to HuffPost, the paper warns of a mutation affecting the “spikes” on the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
This new strain has become more prevalent, which means it could theoretically make the disease spread faster and sicken more people.
However, the novel coronavirus' mutation into a new strain isn’t something extraordinary.
Any virus can replicate very quickly and in massive amounts, so finding new genetic sequences isn't unusual.
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THE CORONAVIRUS IS MUTATING | D614G | IS IT BECOMING MORE DEADLY? | SCIENTIFICALLY EXPLAINED |
The coronavirus is mutating, and scientists are concerned about one mutation in particular: D614G. But, the question is - Is it becoming more deadly? Do we need to Panic? In this video, I have tried to explain a few points about the mutation, scientifically. Check this out.
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Researching coronavirus: What are the findings? | COVID-19 Special
COVID-19 can have devastating consequences for the lungs. But doctors and nurses are discovering new damaging effects every day, from cardiac arrest to kidney failure and even unexplained tissue growth. A new, more holistic understanding of the disease is emerging. Researchers turn to describe Covid-19 as less of a lung affliction, and much more a vascular illness. A severely ill coronavirus patient develops embolisms, or blockages, in blood vessels. On top of that, within hours uncontrolled excess tissue growth can set in. Aas our understanding increases, so does our ability to fight Covid-19.
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