[LMB] OT: So, what's the endgame here?

Zan Lynx zlynx at acm.org
Fri Apr 24 17:38:59 BST 2020


On 4/24/2020 10:26 AM, tidsel via Lois-Bujold wrote:
> Last I heard about variations there are only two, in Europe we have
> the more infectious (but not therefore more dangerous) version, Asia
> seems to have the other one. I do not know about the rest of the
> world.
> 
> There are many mutations, most of which are apparently of no
> consequence as they have little influence or even kill the virus.
> Vaccine should be possible as what they aim for is a part that does
> not mutate, or if it does, that particular mutation kills the virus.

One thing I read recently claims there are far more than two varieties, 
and that the mutations are one reason for the high failure rate of some 
tests. They're essentially testing for a different version of the virus 
or virus antibodies.

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