Scientists: mutations of coronavirus are aimed at better transmission by airborne droplets
American scientists have studied strains of the coronavirus and identified the evolutionary path of the virus. They believe that COVID-19 is improving to spread more efficiently by airborne droplets, writes The New York Times .
Scientists from the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have studied the properties of the “alpha” strain and compared it with previous mutations of the virus. They found a pattern in which the virus is modified to improve its airborne spread. In this case, the “alpha” strain is more likely to lead to infection through transmission in small droplets.
Experts believe that in the future, COVID-19 will become even more infectious. This can be seen in the example of the Delta strain, which quickly swept the world. You can reduce the incidence by wearing masks.
We will remind, earlier experts of Rospotrebnadzor warned that new strains of coronavirus more often infect the gastrointestinal tract. And British scientists have listed the signs by which you can distinguish COVID-19 from influenza.