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Old 16th May 2020, 21:25
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Ollie Onion
 
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Actually by default most mutations become less virulent. If the virus mutates to be more deadly then simply it kills all of its hosts and that strain dies out with the host. There fore we have seen time and time again that as a virus circulates and mutates it will normally weaken such as happened with Flu, SARS, MERS and H1N1. This could take years though and of course there may be the emergence of a more deadly strain in the meantime, it is likely though that in 20 years time COVID will just be another ordinary virus that is rarely fatal through a mixture of immunity and mutation. Doesn’t help us right now though.
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