The Washington Post: Massive genetic study shows coronavirus mutating and potentially evolving amid rapid U.S. spread

The Washington Post: Massive genetic study shows coronavirus mutating and potentially evolving amid rapid U.S. spread. “Coronaviruses such as SARS-CoV-2 are relatively stable as viruses go, because they have a proofreading mechanism as they replicate. But every mutation is a roll of the dice, and with transmission so widespread in the United States — which continues to see tens of thousands of new, confirmed infections daily — the virus has had abundant opportunities to change, potentially with troublesome consequences, said study author James Musser of Houston Methodist Hospital.”

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