Genetic Variants of SARS-CoV-2—What Do They Mean?

February 9, 2021, Vol 325, No. 6, Pages 507-596


Genetic Variants of SARS-CoV-2—What Do They Mean?
Adam S. Lauring, MD, PhD; Emma B. Hodcroft, PhD
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JAMA. 2021;325(6):529-531. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.27124
This Viewpoint discusses emerging genetic variants of SARS-CoV-2, including new “UK” and “mink” variants and the significance of the new variants to coronavirus transmissibility, spread, virulence, and efforts to vaccinate the population against COVID-19.