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@Rothko posted:

I know the new strain is more contagious.  But I can't find any article that says "how" it is more contagious.   

Does it require less contact time with an infected person to become infected?  Does it mean that it takes a lower viral load to infect a person?  Does it mean that it can be transmitted farther by an infected person coughing or speaking?

Friend of mine  (scientist) tells me it requires a lower viral load to infect someone.  It’s apparently, and this is hearsay so forgive me if there is anything not true here, normal course for it to mutate like this. Viruses like this become more contagious but less deadly over time, which is the reason for the mutations.  You need live hosts for the virus to spread more efficiently which is its goal.

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