Covid-19: How will delta variant
evolve? Here's what the theory tells us
Covid-19: How will delta variant evolve? Here's what the theory tells us on Business Standard. Delta is not
the end of the story for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Here's what evolutionary theory tells
us happens next
Coronavirus News Do vaccines affect how the virus evolves?-We
know COVID-19 vaccines designed to protect against the original
Wuhan strain work against Delta but are less effective.
Evolutionary theory predicts this; viral variants that can evade vaccines
have an evolutionary advantage. So we can expect an arms race between
vaccine developers and the virus, with vaccines trying to play catch up
with viral evolution.
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This is why we’re likely to see us having regular booster shots, designed
to overcome these new variants, just like we see with flu booster shots.
COVID-19 vaccines reduce your chance of transmitting the virus to
others, but they don’t totally block transmission. And evolutionary
theory gives us a cautionary tale...Read more.
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