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Old 10-13-20, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by CycleryNorth81 View Post
Good to see the sequencing data, although I am surprised they were able to find the original samples for sequencing. As I understand it, the initial infection had one set of mutations, and the second infection had a second set of mutations making it unlikely the two were a continuous infection.

Were they only working with partial genomes? Why?

I am a bit surprised of the claim of more severe symptoms in the second infection, and that is somewhat worrisome for our future.

Although there have been notes for quite some time that those with more mild symptoms tend to have less immunity.

If the infection has the characteristics of an allergen, then some people may develop a partial immunity, while others could potentiate stronger allergic responses with each exposure.
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