SARS-CoV-2 is known to have mutated and different strains are going around the globe. In a recent preliminary study that has not been peer-reviewed, scientists have identified 14 mutations in Spike protein and counting.

Spikes on a virus are responsible for binding and entry into host cells and is a major target of neutralising antibodies.

The scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA; University of Sheffield; Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; and Duke Human Vaccine Institute, North Carolina, USA stated that  the mutation