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Yet even as airports have taken aggressive steps to keep travelers safe, they are battling a virus that continues to mutate in ways that make it more contagious and possibly more deadly, researchers said.
AIRPORTS HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO REDUCE CORONAVIRUS TRANSMISSION BUT RISKS STILL REMAIN, STUDY SAYSLORI ARATANIFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As viruses move from person to person, they mutate at a predictable pace, and over a chain of transmissions, those mutations accumulate.
CAN LOUISIANA’S COVID SURGE TRACE BACK TO ONE MARDI GRAS REVELER?PHILIP KIEFERFEBRUARY 11, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Numbers one and two detected against the SARS-CoV-2 and number three detected any coronavirus, in case it mutated.
“WE DID THE WORST JOB IN THE WORLD”: LAWRENCE WRIGHT ON AMERICA’S BOTCHED COVID-19 RESPONSESEAN ILLINGFEBRUARY 9, 2021VOX
Perhaps there hasn’t been enough time, and the coronavirus moves quickly and is now mutating, so its metaphors may change, too.
THE VIRUS CAUSED MORE THAN A PANDEMIC. IT SET US ALL ABLAZE.PHILIP KENNICOTTFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Research suggests currently authorized vaccines will work against them, but there is always the frightening possibility that the virus will mutate enough that that’s no longer true.
WE MAY NEVER ELIMINATE COVID-19. BUT WE CAN LEARN TO LIVE WITH ITJAMIE DUCHARMEFEBRUARY 4, 2021TIME
“It’s really a wake-up call for us to be nimble and to be able to adjust as this virus will continue for certain to evolve and mutate,” Fauci said.
WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE NEW COVID-19 VARIANTSCLAIRE MALDARELLIJANUARY 29, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
More infections mean more chances for the virus to mutate even more and dodge our defenses.
WHAT DO COVID-19 VACCINES MEAN FOR DAILY LIFE IN THE MONTHS AHEAD?ERIN GARCIA DE JESUSJANUARY 29, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The Moderna and Pfizer studies were done at a time when the virus hadn’t mutated that much.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON'S COVID-19 VACCINE RESULTS ARE BETTER THAN THEY MAY SOUNDALICE PARKJANUARY 29, 2021TIME
The mutated form of the virus emerged across the pond in mid-December, and has already been found in 24 US states, totaling 293 cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
THE US IS WAY BEHIND ON TRACKING COVID-19 VARIANTSTARA SANTORAJANUARY 28, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
For example, the virus may mutate in a way that changes the makeup of its spike proteins—the part of the virus where the immune system’s antibodies attempt to stick to in order to neutralize the virus.
THE COVID-19 VIRUS IS MUTATING. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR VACCINES?ALICE PARKJANUARY 7, 2021TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO MUTATE

  • alter
  • contort
  • deform
  • distort
  • doctor
  • modify
  • mutate
  • recast
  • transform
  • transmute
  • wring
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