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Massive genetic study shows coronavirus mutating and potentially evolving amid rapid U.S. spread

The headlines regarding this study, such as this one in the Washington Post, will likely scare a lot of you.

So just remember that it’s always very wise to read beyond the headlines.

And when you do, you will discover that no one really knows what this means as yet.

Bad possibility: We are all gonna get infected and the vaccines in current productions will either not work or will have to be changed constantly to keep up with the mutating virus, similar to what happens with the flu. Oy.

Good possibility: As the virus evolves to become more contagious, it will also become less virulent in order to infect way more people without killing them. Woo hoo.

Most likely possibility: This doesn’t mean very much. Meh.

Yet.