Hopeful News From Baltimore: Coronavirus Is Not Rapidly Mutating, Which Means a Single Vaccine Is Possible

March 25, 2020
Coronavirus Is Not Rapidly Mutating, Which Means a Single Vaccine Is Possible

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As coronavirus continues to spread around the world, there's always been a fear that it could MUTATE and become more dangerous or harder to stop . . . or both.

 

So here's some VERY hopeful news.  Researchers at Hopkins have found that the virus is NOT mutating quickly.

 

The version that's infecting Americans has less than 10 genetic differences from the original strain in Wuhan, China.

 

Peter Thielen, a molecular geneticist at Johns Hopkins University, says, "That's a relatively small number of mutations for having passed through a large number of people."

 

That means that right now, it looks like it could be possible to develop just ONE vaccine against the virus, like we have for the measles, rather than a new one every year like we need for seasonal flu.

 

Now, granted, that vaccine is still somewhere between a year and a year-and-a-half away.  But the fact that it looks like it could just take one vaccine is extremely good news for all of us looking for a light at the end of this tunnel.