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Coronavirus could be mutating to resist mask-wearing and handwashing

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A new COVID-19 mutation appears to be even more contagious, according to a study and experts say it could be a response by the virus to defeat masks and other social-distancing efforts.Scientists in a paper published on Wednesday identified a new strain of the coronavirus, which accounted for 99.9 per cent of cases during the second wave in America’s Houston, Texas, area, The Washington Post reported.
The paper, which has not been peer-reviewed, said people with the strain, known as the D614G m…

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