As Omicron mutates ferociously the virus reveals first signs of convergent evolution.
For the past couple of months experimenters tracking emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants have started noticing something strange. Not known variant has looked like taking over but rather a variety of various sub-variants seemed to be getting the same
These mutations all appeared to be converging in a way to evade our pre-existing immunity, and a remarkable study recently appeared speculating the virus has the potential to completely escape our current immune responses. As many people around
the world return to normalcy, considering the pandemic over, these new evolutionary signals suggest we may be done with considering about COVID but SARS-CoV-2 is
most certainly not done with us …
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Twitter has been portrayed by some as a town-square, analogous to a massive open space where anyone can offer their opinions on anything. But in practice it’s truly nothing like that. A more adept metaphor would be Twitter resembles a gigantic
apartment building filled with countless rooms devoted to conversations betweenpeople with shared interests or beliefs.
Inside one tiny room in the gargantuan Twitter high rise resides an assortment of virologists, infectious disease researchers, epidemiologists, data visualization nerds, and ambitious armchair experts. They all focus on one particular subject – tracking
the genetic transformations of SARS-CoV-2.
Wading into the world of Variant Tracking Twitter can be confusing for the uninformed. A whirlwind of idiotic terminology accompany tweets loaded with graphs tracking coded mutations and increasingly complicated variant names.
In September a word started popping up repeatedly among the coded conversations citing RBD mutations in K444T and N460K. That term was convergence.
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