The image of coronavirus has become recognised globally because of its distinctive spikes.
- The UK and South African variants of COVID-19 have the same mutation in their spike, but are two different variants because of other changes
- Early indicators suggest they are more transmissible, but probably dont make people more ill
- They could be more contagious because they give hosts higher viral loads and have better receptors, making them more sticky to recipients
Now two of the most globally…