A top virologist on the current state and future outlook of the pandemic

A top virologist on the current state and future outlook of the pandemic

Has the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus mutated into a milder form since the first wave of infections back in the Spring? How do we account for the fact that this second wave of infections at the end of the summer has been much less deadly? What is the current outlook as to when an effective vaccine might be available? Jonathan McCormick speaks with virologist Boris Klempa, whose team first isolated the virus here in Slovakia, about these and other questions related to the current situation and future outlook of the pandemic.

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Jonathan McCormick, Photo: AP/TASR