tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10129148.post3701074838917790283..comments2020-05-14T16:35:03.989+01:00Comments on The Devil's Kitchen: Vaccine futilityUnknownnoreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10129148.post-89931617611790878202020-05-14T16:35:03.989+01:002020-05-14T16:35:03.989+01:00On mutation rates;
There'll be a certain fini...On mutation rates;<br /><br />There'll be a certain finite number of ways, permutations or combinations, in which the "new" replicated virus can mutate.<br /><br />It does strike me that some number of those ways, possibly very many of them, will effectively render the new copy inoperable, or make it less infectious or less lethal.<br /><br />So, there's some level of probability that the virus simply randomly mutates itself into much less of a problem over time.<br /><br />The reverse must also be true; there are some ways that the mutation can become more infectious or more lethal.<br /><br />Not exactly the best way of dealing with the thing, but which has the higher probability?Anomalous Cowshedhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06128613687139232168noreply@blogger.com