New study finds that the coronavirus may be weakening

New study finds that the coronavirus may be weakening

by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

SCIENTISTS around the globe are desperately trying to find a cure for the coronavirus – and researchers at Arizona State University have announced that they have found a mutation that shows that the virus is weakening.

The mutation is reportedly similar to the change found in the Sars virus in 2003 and means it could be less likely to get past the immune system.

Researchers at Arizona State University took 382 samples from coronavirus patients and discovered that one of the samples was missing a large section of the virus’ genetic material.

Experts claim this missing section makes the infection weaker and is a signal that the virus is winding down. Although only one patient in the study was found with the mutation, researchers say if genome sequencing becomes more common, it is likely that more cases will emerge.

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