[ExI] west virginia leads... was: RE: Immaculate Election
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 07:11:49 UTC 2021
On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 4:33 AM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> 2) If COVID mutates rapidly (as seems to be happening) then there may
> need to be an annual vaccination, like the flu jab every winter.
> ### This is highly unlikely, at least not for the reason you mention. The
flu has a genetic structure that encourages gene swapping between different
strains, thus often creating new and substantially different strains of the
virus. Coronaviruses do not have that gene swapping mechanism and the Wuhan
virus is only likely to slowly accumulate mutations, mostly point
mutations, like other coronaviruses.
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