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HEALTH: Coronavirus Is Not Mutating Rapidly, Hope for Vaccine Development

Angela Betsaida B. Laguipo, BSN via News-Medical Net : Mar 26, 2020  Amazing Health Advances

"That's a relatively small number of mutations for having passed through a large number of people" At this point, the mutation rate of the virus would suggest that the vaccine developed for SARS-CoV-2 would be a single vaccine, rather than a new vaccine every year like the flu vaccine," -Peter Thielen, molecular geneticist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

[Amazing Health Advances] Despite the coronavirus infection numbers skyrocketing, there is still good news. A team of scientists found that the novel coronavirus is not mutating significantly, suggesting any vaccine developed to fight SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) would remain effective in the long term. (Image: via Amazing Health Advances)

A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins University has been studying the coronavirus' genetic code and found that it stays stable as it infects more people. The discovery could help scientists develop vaccines, which can fight against deadly illness COVID-19 for a long time.

The researchers also noted that the virus is not becoming more dangerous as it spreads, shedding light on the virus' mechanism and how it behaves. With this excellent news, pharmaceutical companies, health institutions, and scientific laboratories that are racing to find a vaccine can now develop one just like those for measles and chickenpox. These older vaccines are still effective and do not to be updated, unlike the flu vaccine... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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