SARS COV-2 Variant Classification in Relation to Ethnic Groups

Masheiti, Ali (2022-08-16)


Viruses like SARS COV-2 generally continue to evolve because of an alteration in the genetic sequences which occured during replication of the genome. According to a lineage it is a genetically closely related group of virus variants which are derived from a common ancestor. Mutations are responsible for giving a virus certain variation among other viruses of SARS COV-2 viruses. There are several cases of SARS COV-2 that have been documented among differet ethnic groups around the world including Africa and America. In order to inform local outbreak investigators and understand national trends, scientists compared the genetic differences between viruses in order to identify variants and how they are related to each other