The coronavirus is mutating. But don’t freak out yet.

The coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is mutating. It’s true, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It sounds concerning - if the virus is changing, that could imply that it’s getting worse. That’s not the case. Although it’s true that the coronavirus is mutating, that doesn’t mean it’s getting more dangerous. In fact, it can help us in our battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how.
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www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/05/coronavirus-strains-transmissible/611239/
www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/30/science/coronavirus-mutations.html
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    Verge ScienceVerge Science6 days ago
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      Vivian StimpsonVivian Stimpson3 days ago
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  • Mutation can be Useful? Haven't you seen *Resident Evil?*

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    Saad AsadSaad Asad15 hours ago
  • What they fail to mention is most RNA viruses get weaker in time not stronger. Probably next year at this time if the virus is still around it will be barely killing anyone

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    House of DipoHouse of DipoDay ago
  • Bottom line: Finding a vaccine from a virus that changes makes it harder for a cure. Cut with the stupid graphics!

    Troy SierraTroy SierraDay ago
    • Honestly Amazing video. Thanks for eddy caring all of us on coronavirus and how it mutates

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt22 hours ago
  • And viruses are still not classified as living things the irony

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    Cristina MCristina MDay ago
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    you've been videoedyou've been videoedDay ago
  • “But don’t freak out... YET” And this, kids, is how one little 3-letter word can drastically alter the meaning and impact of an entire 5-minute video.

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    MR YamahaMR YamahaDay ago
  • so it went from corona virus... and is now mutated to.. coronanawhateveriam virus..

    yasio boloyasio boloDay ago
  • Oh just shoot me and get it over and done with.

    Red LavishRed Lavish2 days ago
    • A virus mutates. That's what it does. BASICS people. BASICS. Many talk about a 2nd wave. Corona mutates more slowly than the normal flu. Flu Peak is one time a year.

      yasio boloyasio boloDay ago
  • Sounds man made

    ReocelReocel2 days ago
  • Don’t panic, OK?Trump said long ago: it ’s just a flu that will disappear in April...... Oh, is it almost June now? forget it

    江枫江枫2 days ago
    • Everyone has been exposed already.....and yet, here we are

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    Keshav LadhaKeshav Ladha2 days ago
  • So if we become successful in minimizing it, then it will get mad, and mutate into something ... really dangerous....?

    Jack BootJack Boot2 days ago
  • Update: 4 days later...100 strains.

    Nunya _Nunya _2 days ago
  • We are still learning, that's not a good sign.

    HUNG MINHUNG MIN2 days ago
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    Gabriele FerreiraGabriele Ferreira3 days ago
  • Honestly Amazing video. Thanks for eddy caring all of us on coronavirus and how it mutates

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  • A virus mutates. That's what it does. BASICS people. BASICS. Many talk about a 2nd wave. Corona mutates more slowly than the normal flu. Flu Peak is one time a year.

    TekknorgTekknorg3 days ago
  • Everyone has been exposed already.....and yet, here we are

    Zachius ZdranadaZachius Zdranada3 days ago
  • Great presentation!!!!

    Justin de VerteuilJustin de Verteuil3 days ago
  • Great explanations and intelligent reasoning. And I must add, fantastic production given you all seem to work from home. Love the paper and pen graphics!

    William OdevikWilliam Odevik3 days ago
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    Simona PeškováSimona Pešková3 days ago
  • I had the Covid, it almost killed my significant other, it still affects me. This virus is no joke, don't play around with it.

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt3 days ago
    • Please clarify

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt3 days ago
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    Paul RicePaul Rice4 days ago
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      MichaelMichaelDay ago
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    David SimpsonDavid Simpson4 days ago
  • Said dont freak out..............to late

    Gacha_GodGacha_God4 days ago
  • This was a simulation of corona virus....the true virus is coming soon.

    Alexandru KontiuAlexandru Kontiu4 days ago
    • This virus is Plague inc. in real life with difficulty level 'easy'.

      zuygj bnsvzuygj bnsv4 days ago
  • Why not use crizotinib for lung cancer against coronavirus

    Abanoub MagedAbanoub Maged4 days ago
    • Misleading tagline...says hopeful then dashes hope.. shows how little channel seems to know 😄

      zuygj bnsvzuygj bnsv4 days ago
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    John ChristianJohn Christian4 days ago
  • Just because it isn't mutating fast now doesn't mean it won't later.

    greenspiraldragongreenspiraldragon4 days ago
  • It's going to mutate. It is a virus. That is also going to make it very difficult to make a vaccine.

    greenspiraldragongreenspiraldragon4 days ago
  • if plague inc. has taught me anything... its that mutating a virus sets back the cure

    laskin riubnlaskin riubn4 days ago
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    Odalys OrozcoOdalys Orozco4 days ago
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    Don HosteenDon Hosteen4 days ago
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  • Stay calm, and don't freak out... yet.

    Owen FarOwen Far4 days ago
  • You say at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="180">3:00</a>, that new strains haven't appeared, however covid-19 is in itself a new strain of corona virus. Is their something I'm missing, or did you guys make a mistake? Please clarify

    Mostafa ElshorbagyMostafa Elshorbagy4 days ago
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    JLINKS 10JLINKS 104 days ago
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    JLINKS 10JLINKS 104 days ago
  • 2020 Era of Pandemics... This is the new normal now

    Heinz GuderianHeinz Guderian4 days ago
  • Misleading tagline...says hopeful then dashes hope.. shows how little channel seems to know 😄

    neil murphyneil murphy4 days ago
  • This virus is Plague inc. in real life with difficulty level 'easy'.

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    Jay AvenidoJay Avenido4 days ago
  • The virus sequences look like someone tried to be african

    Fat ItalianFat Italian4 days ago
  • what the heck

    Abdulle MohamedAbdulle Mohamed5 days ago
  • So their are many strains

    TC 11TC 115 days ago
  • Fantastic reporting. Congratulations to everyone who was involved in making this video. Specially the host (whose name I didn’t catch, but The Verge should definitely feature more often)

    Marco BodiniMarco Bodini5 days ago
  • Video title: "But don't freak out yet" Kid name Yet: Starts Panicking

    zuygj bnsvzuygj bnsv5 days ago
  • On this video i learned that when a red virus mutates, it becomes blue. Thanks!

    Fabio CostaFabio Costa5 days ago
  • @ <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="114">1:54</a>, it seems like your simulated spread of Corona virus starts in Africa (the Red Sea & Arabian peninsula are clearly visible above the green dot you place...). Are you trying to start a rumour?

    R. MainR. Main5 days ago
    • :-)

      R. MainR. Main5 days ago
  • Stay scared

    Ethan SEthan S5 days ago
    • didn’t know homie covid turned to the crips until now 😪

      zuygj bnsvzuygj bnsv5 days ago
  • Before you do anything else. Let me ask all you a question. Who is in control over your lifes. The media ,or The Lord Jesus Christ? Do you choose Fear or Faith?

    CNN Biden EditionCNN Biden Edition5 days ago
  • So, there is not really a reason to panic with this mutation?

    Sam ChristensonSam Christenson5 days ago
    • Not yet. If it mutates into something harmless, hooray. If it mutates into something worse... Panic

      Logicked MazimoonLogicked Mazimoon3 days ago
  • Of the virus mutates it may be good because it could be weaker it all depends

    AnAsianbr0skii21AnAsianbr0skii215 days ago
  • her: what we see is what we're probably going to get, at least for a little while. me: ohh so you're full of a bunch of tricks huh?

    Bridget WilliamsBridget Williams5 days ago
  • Y tf is she so calm explaining this I would be scared by js touching tht virus paper😂😂

    Alana FranklinAlana Franklin5 days ago
  • Half truths and Omissions are worse then out right lies you guys know this was Man made in a lab genetically modified virus👁✊🏾👁

    Dee FeeDee Fee5 days ago
  • I think I know a cure

    Ilda MadridIlda Madrid5 days ago
  • Can you make viruses into a helpful thing?

    David MotykaDavid Motyka5 days ago
  • “But don’t freak out yet.” Me: yet?

    vliduu zeebvliduu zeeb5 days ago
  • *yet?*

    LEGO Genosian Battle DroidLEGO Genosian Battle Droid5 days ago
  • Ok ill freak out later

    D⃣ Ø⃣ W⃣ Ñ⃣D⃣ Ø⃣ W⃣ Ñ⃣5 days ago
    • this virus is just the beginning of annihilation

      vliduu zeebvliduu zeeb5 days ago
  • But don’t freak out YET!?!?!?!?

    ZekkenZekken5 days ago