Coronavirus mutation emerges that may bypass mask-wearing, hand-washing protections

Coronavirus mutation emerges that may bypass mask-wearing, hand-washing protections

A new COVID-19 mutation appears to be even more contagious, according to a study – and experts say it could be a response by the virus to defeat masks and other social-distancing efforts. Scientists in a paper published Wednesday identified a new strain of the virus, which accounted for 99.9 percent of cases during the second wave in the Houston, Texas, area, the Washington Post reported.

By Miki