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In pics | A look at how a mutating coronavirus is a bigger threat than a virus that doesn't mutate

Amid reports of a new and deadlier strain of the novel coronavirus (called D614G) being detected in Malaysia, a look at how a mutating SARS-CoV-2 is a bigger threat than a virus that doesn’t mutate. (Image: News18 Creative)

August 17, 2020 / 02:33 PM IST
Amid reports of a new and deadlier strain of the novel coronavirus (called D614G) being detected in Malaysia, a look at how a mutating SARS-CoV-2 is a bigger threat than a virus that doesn’t mutate. (Image: News18 Creative)
Amid reports of a new and deadlier strain of the novel coronavirus (called D614G) being detected in Malaysia, a look at how a mutating SARS-CoV-2 is a bigger threat than a virus that doesn’t mutate. (Image: News18 Creative)
(Image: News18 Creative)
(Image: News18 Creative)
How viruses attack a host? (Image: News18 Creative)
How viruses attack a host? (Image: News18 Creative)
How antibodies protect us? (Image: News18 Creative)
How antibodies protect us? (Image: News18 Creative)
Normal replication | The virus enters into a cell, hijacks the cell’s machinery and uses it to make many copies of itself. (Image: News18 Creative)
Normal replication | The virus enters into a cell, hijacks the cell’s machinery and uses it to make many copies of itself. (Image: News18 Creative)
Mutation | Sometimes, small errors can show up in that replication. This is called mutation. Basically, a change in the virus’ genetic code. (Image: News18 Creative)
Mutation | Sometimes, small errors can show up in that replication. This is called mutation. Basically, a change in the virus’ genetic code. (Image: News18 Creative)
Vaccines | Vaccines prompt the body to develop the required antibodies. (Image: News18 Creative)
Vaccines | Vaccines prompt the body to develop the required antibodies. (Image: News18 Creative)
How mutating viruses make vaccines defunct? (Image: News18 Creative)
How mutating viruses make vaccines defunct? (Image: News18 Creative)
Now, as new strains rise more vaccines need to be produced. (Image: News18 Creative)
Now, as new strains rise more vaccines need to be produced. (Image: News18 Creative)
SARS-CoV-2 is an entirely new coronavirus strain and human beings have no immunity to it. (Image: News18 Creative)
SARS-CoV-2 is an entirely new coronavirus strain and human beings have no immunity to it. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Three scenarios. (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Aug 17, 2020 02:33 pm

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