By Timothy Gamble
- Scientists from Beijing and Shanghai have announced that there are
two strains of the Covid 19 coronavirus. This means that the virus has
mutated at least once since it began in November. The strains have
been named Covid 19 L and Covid 19 S.
19 L is the most aggressive and deadly strain, but appears to be burning
itself out. Typically, aggressive viruses burn out quickly, in part
because the seriousness of the illness forces people into hospitals or
19 S is the older and less aggressive strain, and is the one that is
more rapidly spreading globally. This is likely due to people with
milder symptoms not seeking medical treatment or self-quarntineing.
who recover from one strain of a virus can become reinfected with a
different strain of the same virus. This is likely the reason behind
reports of a few patients becoming reinfected after recovering from
Covid 19. They are being reinfected with the second strain.
other news, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the
Covid 19 death rate is 3.4% globally, which is higher than previous
estimates of less than 2%.
comparison, he death rate from seasonal flu is typically around 0.1%.
However the death rate from SARS is 9.6%, and the death rate from MERS is
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