The Science Behind Why New #COVID-19 Variants Are Spreading Faster

As highly transmissible coronavirus variants sweep across the world, scientists are racing to understand why these new versions of the virus are spreading faster, and what this could mean for vaccine efforts. According to The Wall Street Journal, new research says the key may be the spike protein, which gives the coronavirus its unmistakable shape.

While there are risks, fortunately, as the coronavirus mutates, the less harmful it will become. If you would like to follow the progress of COVID-19 variants or mutations, like the one featured in the below video, you can do so here.