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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, warned Thursday a new COVID-19 mutation may make the virus replicate more easily.

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Everything you wanted to know about the virus.

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#1 | Posted by willowby at 2020-07-02 09:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Fauci's proposing something of concern, that's for sure. This is an incredibly "smart" virus. If it does significantly increase its ability to replicate, I sure hope it becomes less lethal. We sure don't need a change like this.

Willowby - that is the singled best post I've seen from you. Seriously. I love Scientific American, and that page with the animations and explanations is brilliant.

#2 | Posted by YAV at 2020-07-02 09:56 PM | Reply

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Thanks, yav. It perfectly explains it with the animations, even to a layman.

#3 | Posted by willowby at 2020-07-02 11:39 PM | Reply

Oh great!!! Trump's base will disappear just that much faster. LOL

#4 | Posted by jvel777 at 2020-07-03 01:28 AM | Reply

Checking out the graphics but I have to comment on a small beef in the intro...

The proofreading ability isn't a surprise. It's a feature of coronaviruses that's well known and studied.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2020-07-03 01:34 AM | Reply

Yes, but the graphics are rich and detailed, and though it takes time to download the VR model of the virus is really well done. Also the mechanisms of defense are illustrated/animated well, as is the mode of reproduction.

#6 | Posted by YAV at 2020-07-03 11:07 AM | Reply

We should name this mutation COVID-45 to honor Trump for "handling" the pandemic like he has.

#7 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-07-03 05:57 PM | Reply

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