Covid variants: What happens when a virus mutates? – BBC News

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    Covid variants: What happens when a virus mutates? – BBC News

    The rapid spread of coronavirus variants has put the world on alert, but all viruses naturally mutate over time, and Covid is no exception.

    BBC health correspondent Laura Foster explains what these variants are and where they are coming from.

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    Laura Foster is Senior Health, Science and Environment Reporter & Video Journalist for BBC News. Having progressed through the BBC for nearly ten years, her most recent role was with BBC Look North in Yorkshire. She has produced and featured in several covid-19 explainer videos for the BBC.

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    1. Laura Foster doing a great job pushing false information on gullible people.
      Using the word vaccine does nt make it a vaccine.
      Check Cambridge dictionary.
      A vaccine has
      1 causal material
      None of the’ vaccines’ contain such
      2 stops person contracting the virus
      None of the’ vaccines ‘do this
      3 interrupts transmission
      None of the ‘vaccines “do this
      Laura show me a pharmaceutical companies website where it confirms their vaccine fulfills any of these criteria.
      No ?? Thought not .
      Call it an experimental chemical injection but not a vaccine. TRUTH !!


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