Posted: Dec 07, 2021 11:18 am
by Rumraket
Wortfish wrote:
Now, let's see the latest information on the delta variant: ... searchers/

That's not "the latest information on the delta variant", that's a blog post with some guys giving opinions.

Peer reviewed research please.

Wortfish wrote:Well, I don't get the distinction between the acceptance that the virus is "changing" and it is "evolving". But it is an important point that natural selection cannot prevent the virus from mutating itself out of existence.

Weirdly, though, that just doesn't seem to be happening. Somehow we have a new variant called Omicron spreading rapidly and outcompeting the Delta variant, and with a considerable immune-escape component. So just when is this virus supposed to mutate itself out of existence? It's still around and appears to be going strong.