Researchers in Florida, US, has found out that the Covid19 virus is mutating by adding more protein spikes on its surface which has made it 10 times more infectious now, than it was when it originated in China. This mutation is said to be happening in response to hostilities from human cells, and is a bid for survival by the virus by infecting more and more people.
But the team of scientists at Scripps Research Institute who did the study has also clarified that the lethal modus operandi of the virus remains the same, giving them hope for a medicine or vaccine soon, without any change needed in such drug discovery processes to account for this mutation.
Long story short, hope for a resolution to the crisis remains. But we all need to be ten times more cautious, till a vaccine comes as the enemy has turned ten times more infectious now. Indeed, this caution is something all of us can do and should do, especially keeping in mind the huge risks our doctors and nurses are taking by battling this pandemic, like commandos on the frontline.