CNN: “Batch of homegrown coronavirus mutations seen in US”
Worries continue to grow over new COVID-19 variants based in the United States. These mutations affect the spike protein of the virus. As of late, their prevalence in U.S. genomic sequences has increased since late 2020. One variant called the Pelican was found in 28% of samples in Louisiana and 11% of samples from New Mexico. Since the U.S. isn’t heavily studying the nation’s genomic sequence variants, these few variants that have shown up in the database suggest high prevalence in the country. To read the full article by Maggie Fox of CNN, click here. To learn more about COVID-19, please click here.