To Gerrit: Coronavirus and evolution

  • Hi Gerrit,
    in fact the viruses like coronaviruses, HIV or flu, very well illustrate the evolution happening in a "real time". What they have in common is that they are RNA viruses and RNA polymerase is very much error prone, this would be a disaster for organisms but works as an advantage for the viruses. It ensures they mutate rapidly > evolve even within one patient. That is why the drug cocktails for people with AIDS help them only temporarily. That is why there will never be an efficient vaccine or medicine against those viruses.
    Kind regards,
    Mariusz