Every time the coronavirus transmits between people, it picks up microscopic changes to its genetic code. The result is coronavirus variants, Researchers are observing patterns as to how the virus is mutating. Covid-19 seems to be the lead track star of viruses – redefining how fast a virus can mutate. The bottom line is, we do not know how many variants exist now, or, potentially how many there could be in the future.
Remaining vigilant about preventing transmission is no less vital now – it is even more important now to help halt the potential for mutations.
Hand washing with soap, masks, distancing, covid-19 testing, abiding by lockdowns… are all vital to harnessing this virus from further mutations. The vaccine is NOT a get out of jail for free card!!!