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If dual infections occur with two SARS-CoV-2 viruses, will recombination result in more contagious or deadly variants?

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By Daniel R. Lucey MD, MPH, FIDSA Persistent infection with one SARS-CoV-2 virus in a person with an autoimmune disease receiving extensive immunosuppression, was documented in detail last month by more than 30 authors from Boston. This patient also had “accelerated viral evolution”, with mutations particularly in the spike (S) protein (57%), including the receptor-binding […]