Mutation believed to be more transmissible
It form the virus more readily effects are more readily infects many different types of human cells so the new mutation of honest on the right has a strong spike that doesn't break when it tries to infiltrate cells.
Yeah that's that's that's a good summary we we looked at many different possible mechanisms for why this is and it's still not I would say completely clear as to what what how this very very small changes the spike protein leads to the increase in infectivity but the increases on mistake I'm also we looked at ourselves from the one from the liver after the call in so many different cell types and across all the cells that we looked at.
He's consistently sought between up to an 8 fold increase infection that's that's not small numbers that's quite a quite a large increase I don't think increasingly was saying research suggests this is not so much anymore a respiratory disease something that particularly attack.
Sees attacking all parts of the body that rely on fine blood vessels what are the particular moves to end this farce that concern you most.
Yeah I mean this is I think a big unknown right now which is why we made some efforts not just to test when we look to see the original strength virus and the one with the mutation we can just test in one human cell type we looked at many cell types because we are worried that the virus doesn't just affect one organ I in fact one of the I think hallmarks of coated right is or when the first symptoms that people often report is a loss of smell and so that's that tells us that the virus is likely getting into all factors that are involved in in small but of course it's not just neurons but many other cell types in the body and I think this is a really active area right now to really understand are also impacted equally.
That that spread common cold HIV is another virus that can spread but are not perhaps as deadly as as coronavirus.
And so this virus does seem to have kind of found this this perfect middle region where it is both quite deadly but maybe not how to deadly or or the lies on a lot of a symptomatic spreaders are super spreaders while still being you know having a tremendous impact causing a global pandemic.
I'm not sure that's a comfort but it's interesting and it's useful professor thank you very much.
You're welcome thanks for having.