- Mar 23, 2010
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There is some evidence that a particular mutation makes the virus more infectious and therefore harder to stop but there is no evidence that the mutation makes it more severe. This information comes from one lab that has examined a mutation that made the spike stronger and therefore better able to maintain its shape. Other labs examining other mutation have other results.Touching your face won't hurt anything, it's putting your fingers in your eyes, nose or mouth.I won't have them for COVID-19.2 but for COVID-19 they last for life. The fake convalescent plasma? Regeneron? Yes, that seems to work. The Red Cross literally begs me to give and I am happy to help. And you're correct if I get it again I won't have symptoms or if I do they'll be very mild as my body will adjust quicker.
What I don't get is that they told us initially not to touch our faces as thats how it spreads and now they are telling us to touch our faces repeatedly with the masks so no wonder the virus is spiking.
So I read, if this mutates, it does so to a lesser and lesser degree each time. That means less severity with symptoms and of course, less deaths. If I were in your position, I wouldn't wear a mask either. The chances of getting Covid are slim to start off with yet alone the chance of catching a different form of it.
The term 'mutation' tends to conjure up images of dangerous new viruses with enhanced abilities sweeping across the planet. The fact is mutations are the bedrock on which natural selection can act. Most commonly mutations will render a virus non-functional or have no effect whatsoever. Yet the potential for mutations to affect transmissibility does exist. As a result, there have been intense efforts to determine which, if any, of the mutations may significantly alter viral function. Mutations that effect the spike protein, the protein that gives coronaviruses their characteristic crown-like projections and allows it to attach to host cells are the ones that are of most interest because they can effect transmissibility.
So far there have been over 13,000 mutations observed and more appear everyday. That's life in world of viruses.
https://www.uchealth.org/today/coronavirus-mutations-not-necessarily-cause-for-alarm/#:~:text=Bad news and good news about coronavirus mutation&text=If the bad news is,of COVID–19 more severe.
Coronavirus Mutations: What We've Learned So Far