- SARS-CoV-2 or the novel coronavirus has mutated into two strains.
- Aggressive quarantine measures are keeping the aggressive strain of the virus in check.
- People who recover from the mild strain of the virus will have immunity against SARS-CoV-2.
Governments around the world are scrambling to contain the rampaging coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). In the United States, there are 159 confirmed cases and 11 deaths. Worldwide, the number of confirmed cases has soared above 95,000 as thousands contracted the infection in South Korea, Italy, Iran, and China. Total deaths has eclipsed the 3,000 mark.
It appears that government officials can do very little to stop the virus from killing more people. Fortunately, a coronavirus mutation is doing humanity a huge favor.
A new study published in the National Science Review reveals that a less aggressive strain of SARS-CoV-2 is increasing in frequency. This is a huge development as the mild strain of the coronavirus will lead to lesser deaths and give previously infected patients immunity.
The SARS-CoV-2 Has Mutated Into Two Different Strains
The study shows that there are two types of SARS-CoV-2: the L type and the S type. The L type is a new evolution from the ancient S type. It is also more lethal as it transmits faster and replicates faster in humans. Researchers note,
The L might be more aggressive than the S type due to the higher transmission and/or replication rate.
In addition, the L type was infecting more people in the early stages of the outbreak in China. In January 2020, the more aggressive strain of the virus had more frequency (70%) than the mild strain of the virus (30%). This would explain why close to 92% of coronavirus deaths are in China.
Since January, however, the frequency of the L type has decreased. Co-founder of MedX Protocol Dr. James Todaro says that the increasing prevalence of the S type makes sense. People who can travel and/or socialize are the ones who can easily infect others.