Some coronavirus mutations are making Covid-19 more transmissible. Photo: AFP
Some coronavirus mutations are making Covid-19 more transmissible. Photo: AFP

India’s Covid-19 surge highlights threat of mutations, experts say

  • Scientists are trying to understand what is driving the spike in cases and how much it has to do with a variant of the virus known as a ‘double mutant’
  • But ‘just because a strain is potentially more infectious doesn’t mean that it is going to cause more Covid-19’, infectious disease expert says

Some coronavirus mutations are making Covid-19 more transmissible. Photo: AFP
Some coronavirus mutations are making Covid-19 more transmissible. Photo: AFP
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