Milder form of coronavirus spread from Wuhan to Taiwan and Singapore

Variant not seen since March provides hope that vaccine could reduce severity of infections

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/08/22
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Researchers in Singapore have discovered a milder variant of the Wuhan coronavirus. (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A milder variant of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), which causes less severe infections, spread from the Chinese city to Taiwan, researchers in Singapore said Friday (Aug. 21).

The mutation emerged in Wuhan during the early stages of the pandemic before spreading to Taiwan and Singapore, according to experts at Singapore's National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), per the Straits Times. The variant was later transmitted through several clusters in the Southeast Asian city-state from January to March.    [FULL  STORY]

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