Unleashing the Mutants Countries That Let the Virus Run Rampant Are a Danger To Everyone

Highly contagious coronavirus mutants have emerged in India and Brazil that are spreading around the world. If their advance isn't stopped, the virus might evolve – and we could then be facing a new pandemic with vaccine-resistant mutants.
COVID-19 patients in the emergency department of a New Delhi hospital: India has reported 315,000 new infections in a single day, more than ever before.

COVID-19 patients in the emergency department of a New Delhi hospital: India has reported 315,000 new infections in a single day, more than ever before.

Foto: Danish Siddiqui / Reuters
DER SPIEGEL 17/2021
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The graves of the coronavirus dead in São Paulo: Brazil has been hit by a vicious variant of the coronavirus.

The graves of the coronavirus dead in São Paulo: Brazil has been hit by a vicious variant of the coronavirus.

Foto: Miguel Schincariol / afp
Any country that allows the virus to run rampant is breeding the next super mutant.
Kunal Purohit