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Some Good News: You Don’t Need to Worry About the Coronavirus Mutating

Mutation is a natural part of virus biology

Illustration: Virginia Gabrielli

WWorries that the coronavirus might mutate to become even more infectious and deadly are understandable — but mostly unwarranted. It’s true that viruses tend to mutate as they spread across the world over time. And it’s also true that those mutations have the potential to…

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.