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A scientist tracking the coronavirus predicts it will keep mutating to avoid the immune response - but at a slower rate than before

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

A nurse practitioner administers COVID-19 tests in the parking lot at Brockton High School in Brockton, MA under a tent during the coronavirus pandemic on Aug 13 2020 David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
The virus causing COVID-19 probably isn't finished mutating, a scientist tracking it said.
Mutations might happen less often than before but could help the virus avoid the immune reponse, he said.
The virus has been mutating at a slower rate since October 2020, Trevor Bedford, of Fred Hutch, said.
The virus that causes COVID-19 will probably carry on mutating but less quickly...
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