Table of Contents:
  • Currently known SARS-CoV-2 strains
  • Likelihood of mutating into a more lethal form of SARS-CoV-2
  • Spike proteins and their role in viral entry into human cells
  • SARS-CoV-2 is mutating into a more transmissible or infectious form
  • Implications of new SARS-CoV-2 variants on public health and vaccine development
  • Importance of continuing genetic surveillance of the virus