S-variant SARS-CoV-2 associated with significantly higher viral loads

Coronavirus, England, Europe, Mutation, Northern Ireland, Reinfection, Science, Scotland, UK, Vaccine, Wales

“This analysis suggests that patients whose samples exhibit the S-dropout profile in the TaqPath test are more likely to have high viral loads at the time of sampling. The relevance of this to epidemiological reports of fast spread of the SARS-CoV-2 in regions of the UK is discussed.”



NIAID, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

** This post was originally published on January 1, 2021 **