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Most coronavirus mutations are neutral, says Russian expert

Most of the coronavirus mutations that we see now are neutral, the deputy director of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology at the Rospotrebnadzor consumer rights watchdog, Alexander Gorelov, told Vesti FM radio on Thursday.

“Most mutations are neutral at the moment,” the expert said. He noted that the UK, South African, Brazilian and Japanese strains were not aggravating the disease, nor did they increase the number of fatalities.

He dismissed as baseless opinions about resistance of these mutations to modern coronavirus vaccines.

“They (mutations) don’t have a significant effect on the genome of the virus,” Gorelov explained.

Source: TASS