SARS-CoV-2 mutation sparks new concerns

But an Australian expert says the importance of the variant strain is yet to be established

An Australian medical virologist is downplaying warnings that a new SARS-CoV-2 mutation, already circulating in Australia, is rapidly spreading and might be more contagious than the original strain.

Warning sounded over coronavirus mutation ‘sweeping the globe’
Professor William Rawlinson.

The mutation was identified by UK and US researchers led by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, who are tracking real-time mutations of the virus as an ‘early