The new coronavirus COVID-19 is arguably the most cunning virus humans have seen in recent years, no special drugs, vaccines, and the virus changes quickly, last week the World Health Organization said 29% of the virus has been D614G mutation, so that the outside world is worried. Online celebrity doctor Zhang Wenhong said there is no evidence that the virus is stronger, so people don’t worry.
3 local time, in response to laboratory studies found that the new coronavirus D614G mutation may lead to faster replication and increase the spread of the virus, WHO officials said: “The study shows that 29% of the new coronavirus samples have the mutation.” This is not a new mutation, and the virus with the mutation has spread in Europe and the Americas, but there is no evidence that it causes more serious conditions.
In response to this, Online celebrity doctor Zhang Wenhong also expressed his opinion via Weibo, responding to public concerns. He believes that the current evidence does not confirm that the D614G mutant strain is more toxic, and that the D614G mutation is unlikely to have a significant impact on the efficacy of the vaccine currently being developed.
But Dr. Zhang also said that as the outbreak gradually enters deep water, there will be more uncertainty to follow, and more experimental validation and monitoring of the mutation.