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Fauci Says CCP Virus Mutations Far More Transmissible but Vaccines Can Slow Them Down

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Fauci Says CCP Virus Mutations Far More Transmissible but Vaccines Can Slow Them Down

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Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said at a Jan. 21 press briefing that, while new mutations of the CCP virus are far more transmissible than the original variants, vaccines can reduce their spread and impact their ability to mutate. Ramping up COVID-19 vaccinations will not only help stop the virus from spreading, but they will also reduce the disease’s ability to mutate into new variants, Fauci said. “Viruses don’t mutate unless they replicate,” he said, adding that, “if you can suppress that by a very good vaccine campaign, then you could actually avoid this deleterious effect that you might get from the mutations.” While the United States may be seeing a “plateauing” in its COVID-19 infection numbers, new virus mutations are a cause for concern, Fauci said. “Right now, it looks like it might actually be plateauing in the sense of turning around,” Fauci said, although he cautioned that the drop in …

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