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The Nuance

The Coronavirus is Mutating. It’s Unclear if That’s a Problem.

Here’s what you should know

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6 min readJul 16, 2020


The novel coronavirus has mutated, and the mutated form of the virus now accounts for most cases in the U.S. and across the globe. That’s the major finding of a recent study, published July 3 in the journal Cell, which also found evidence that the mutated coronavirus…



Markham Heid

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.