Biologists talk about the stability of the coronavirus.
Scientists from the Johns Hopkins lab have reported encouraging news that the COVID-19 strain is not prone to rapid mutations. Since its appearance in China, no significant virus changes have been detected.
Compared with the flu, it has much greater resistance. “We only have one bad strain for everyone,” the researchers say. And this means that it will not be necessary to vaccinate him every year. One vaccine is enough for a long time, as it happens with vaccination against measles and chickenpox.
True, the vaccine will not be available until next year, although human testing has already begun and is proceeding quite successfully. Earlier, when vaccinating primates in China, the development of antibodies was noted in them.
Virologists believe that the absence of significant mutations in the virus will speed up the process of creating and testing vaccines. In any case, they will remain effective when they are ready to vaccinate the population.